Candace Couse

Saturday, 29 September 2012

France: Notre Dame du Haut


The following photos are from a recent trip to see the Notre Dame du Haut located in the village of Ronchamp, which is in the Franche-Comté region in Eastern France.

Designed by Le Corbusier, "The Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut, a shrine for the Catholic Church at Ronchamp was built for a reformist Church looking to continue its relevancy. Warning against decadence, reformers within the Church looked to renew its spirit by embracing modern art and architecture as representative concepts." -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronchamp#Notre_Dame_du_Haut


"The chapel is clearly a site-specific response. By Le Corbusier’s own admission, it was the site that provided an irresistible genius loci for the response, with the horizon visible on all four sides of the hill and its historical legacy for centuries as a place of worship." -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronchamp#Notre_Dame_du_Haut
















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