WUN 001 Collection particulière Le Corbusier since 1931
Text: Rüegg, A. (2017). Living with Objects:
learning from objects: Le Corbusier’s
collection particulière. In Le Corbusier,
history and tradition. Coimbra: Imprensa
da Universidade de Coimbra, 71.
Le Corbusier's mania for collecting corresponded perfectly with his ability to intuitively recognise changing trends and apply them to a personal context. However, this obsessive acquisitiveness also reflected the complex, sometimes contradictory nature of his research and explorations. The essential aspect of his accumulated objects was their image-based representation of different worlds, and the relation of these worlds to the concept of a "new" art and architecture.