Le Corbusier's Villa Stein-de Monzie: A New Standard for Modern Luxury

Related Exhibition The Steins Collect

Tuesday, July 05, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Pilto, assistant curator for The Steins Collect, discusses how Sarah and Michael Stein's 1926 commission of a home by now-legendary architect Le Corbusier ushered in a new era of modern luxury. She addresses the villa's design as a purist work of art as well as how the Steins inhabited their home and played a significant role in advancing the cause of modern architecture. A Q&A follows the presentation.


Carrie Pilto, project assistant curator, SFMOMA

Image: Entrance to Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret's Villa Stein-de Monzie, Baucresson, France, ca. 1928; Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris