About Le Corbusier and Galerie Delta ~~~~ Door onze expert #moderne en #hedendaagse #kunst #PetervanBeveren... Coming up soon in our March #auction, titled "Provenance: Galerie Delta, The Heritage of a Passionate Collector", this 1957/1958 model by Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakis for the Philips Pavilion at the Brussels World Fair, 1958.
The Philips Pavilion was a World's Fair pavilion designed for Expo '58 in Brussels by the office of Le Corbusier. Commissioned by #Philips, an electronics company based in the Netherlands, the pavilion was designed to house a multimedia spectacle that celebrated postwar technological progress. Because Corbusier was busy with the planning of Chandigarh, much of the project management was assigned to Iannis Xenakis, who was also an experimental composer.
Le Corbusier's vision was a Poème électronique ("electronic poem"), saying he wanted to present a 'poem in a bottle. He asked Edgard Varèse to write an electronic score for the installation, which went on to become one of the seminal works in the genre. Iannis Xenakis also composed a piece for the installation, which was played as an interlude when the audience entered and exited the pavilion.
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