Architecture Interruptus

Le Corbusier, Jose Oubrerie



This catalogue, like the exhibition it accompanies, focuses on one single structure designed by influential 20th-century architect Le Corbusier: the Church of Saint-Pierre in the small town of Firminy, France. The project was commissioned in the 1960s and designed by Le Corbusier with a young associate, José Oubrerie. Oubrerie, a professor at The Ohio State University's Knowlton School of Architecture, is now bringing the project to fruition after years of delays and interruptions.

The catalogue and exhibition will focus much-deserved attention on this posthumously completed modern/contemporary cathedral, which is now once again at the forefront of architectural thought. The publication features documentation of the building during both its early and later phases, including hand-inked drawings from the 1960s, as well as more recent computer-generated printouts. New photographs will spotlight the completed project, contrasting with early photographs of the half-built hulk that occupied this prominent location in Firminy for many years.


  • Paperback.
  • 108pp
  • 9 x 8.5 in
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