Le Corbusier paper modelsBooks
The new book of Marc Hagan-Guirey: "Le Corbusier paper models", dedicated to lovers of architectural model-making
Marc Hagan-Guirey calls himself a “paper dandy” and in 2017 he inaugurated, among his collection of kirigami, the beginning of a monographic journey whose protagonists are two of the great masters of architecture of the Twentieth century: Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier.
The artist recently concluded the graphic project of his new book: “Le Corbusier paper models”, which will be released in February 2020. In the three-dimensional pages of his book, lovers of architectural model-making will find ten of the master’s most important works that anyone can recreate using the art of kirigami (cutting and folding paper). Maison de la Culture, Maison Citrohan, Unité d’habitation and Maisons Jaoul emerge from the pages of the book, along with the High Court in Chandigarh and Villa Savoye in Poissy, jewels of Nineteenth-century architecture, added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2016.
Marc Hagan-Guirey, who studied art in Manchester, retraces the definition of volumes with the simplicity of his works, explaining that the art of kirigami prefers defined and linear shapes, managing to synergistically work with the measures of the great master’s works. Marc Hagan-Guirey’s paper models are set in a broad cultural framework where Le Corbusier’s figure constantly re-emerges in the international debate and highlights the interesting topic of the educational function of architectural scale models. Models suitable for collectors and architecture lovers, experts and connoisseurs, as well as children, with a view to a propaedeutic approach, for a first imprinting with the great pearls of the history of architecture.