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Domestic space as an institutional place for ready-made objects: Le Corbusier’s bidet case

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 November 2023

Sung-Taeg Nam*
Hanyang University, South Korea.
Sung-Taeg Nam
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We will equip in the museum a bathroom with its enamelled bath, its porcelain bidet, its wash-basin, and its glittering taps of copper or nickel. […] Clearly, this museum does not yet exist. Such a museum would be truly dependable and honest; its value would lie in the choice that it offered, whether to approve or reject; it would allow one to understand the reasons why things were as they were and would be a stimulant to improve on them.

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