M+M Colloquium: Panayotis Tournikiotis
"LC/GR Le Corbusier and Greece"
April 2, 2014 | 5.00pm | N107, Princeton School of Architecture
Panayotis Tournikiotis (National Technical University, Athens)
Le Corbusier traveled in Greece twice and referred to the Parthenon and the Acropolis of Athens in most of his writings. The discussion will focus on his third journey to Greece and the perpetual recourse to the ideal example of antiquity in his quest for rational modernity.
[http://www.ekkremes.gr/portal/my_pages/bookdetails.php?id=23]Diagonal of Le Corbusier[/link] (in Greek) at Ekkremes Publications.
[http://iktinos2.arch.ntua.gr/english/staff_en/StaffDetailsEn.asp?code=Tournikiotis]Panayotis Tournikiotis[/link] is Professor of Architectural Theory at the National Technical University of Athens, School of Architecture. He has authored books including Adolf Loos, The Historiography of Modern Architecture, and most recently the Diagonal of Le Corbusier (in Greek). His recent work explores the reinvention of the city centre in metropolitan Athens.