Leon Krier. House for Rita, project, Elevation. 1974

Leon Krier House for Rita, project, Elevation 1974

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Between 1967 and 1974, Léon Krier both pursued urban projects and produced numerous drawings of architectural follies. The latter were triggered by vernacular architecture or structural engineering and generally situated in remote locations such as mountain sites, deserts, and Mediterranean islands. These visionary projects, inspired by both real circumstance and dream states, were conceived for specific individuals, such as friends or people whom Krier admired from a distance. In these small, highly personal projects he sought an escape from the formal and social principals of the modern masters, in particular, those of Le Corbusier, and a rediscovery of the essential methods of construction.

Publication excerpt from an essay by Bevin Cline and Tina di Carlo, in Terence Riley, ed., The Changing of the Avant-Garde: Visionary Architectural Drawings from the Howard Gilman Collection, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2002, p. 103.
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
4 x 11 5/8" (10.2 x 29.5 cm)
Credit
Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation
Object number
1212.2000
Copyright
© 2022 Leon Krier
Department
Architecture and Design

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