Xavier Delory - Pèlerinage sur la Modernité


Xavier Delory In a state of decay, 2014

Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye embodied the modernist utopia of the Machine for Living. The beginning of the last century was marked by optimism for the future and the intention to shape the world according to everybody’s needs. From that utopian vision about living, Taylorism survived while humanism seems to have been left behind. What remains when the icons of the past are stripped of from the grand visions they embodied?