Le Corbusier



RIBA - The Royal Institute of British Architects Trust is the center in England around which the world of architecture revolves. It serves 40,500 members worldwide, with training, technical services, publications, and events. In 2008 that included promotion of the exhibit "Le Corbusier - The Art of Architects."

The show follows the extraordinary career of the architect, designer, writer, and artist Le Corbusier (1887-1965) in the first important exhibit dedicated to his life and work (the only presentation in Great Britain in the last twenty years).

lecorbusier_1.jpgThe exhibit opened in Liverpool, the European Cultural Capital for 2008, on October 2nd and will close on January 18, 2009. It is extraordinary for the amount of material on display and for its location: the crypt of Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral, which was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1930 and is generally not used for this kind of event.

RIBA wanted an object that would be useful and interesting, and that would fit inside a pocket, to give to the exhibit participants: the press, the media, and architects.

lecorbusierz_2.jpgThe answer was found in a personalized Moleskine notebook. The Moleskine/Le Corbusier notebook has a paper band made specially for the event and a cover that is embossed with an elegant logo showing the name of the exhibit. Besides being a welcome gift for the participants, the notebook is on sale on the web-site of Riba Bookshops.

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