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Influence without anxiety: Jørn Utzon, Silkeborg Museum and Le Corbusier

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 August 2008

Richard Weston
Affiliation:
The Welsh School of ArchitectureCardiff UniversityBute BuildingKing Edward VII AvenueCardiff CF13NB, United Kingdom

Abstract

Although hailed by Sigfried Giedion as the leader of the Third Generation of modern architects, Jørn Utzon has generally been interpreted as a Nordic regionalist, in succession to Asplund and Aalto. Drawing on both familiar and unpublished material, taken from a monograph to be published by Edition Bløndal later this year, the paper explores striking, but previously neglected or ignored parallels between the work of Utzon and Le Corbusier. A comprehensive assessment of Utzon's work is long overdue, and should situate him in the mainstream of international modern architecture.

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