Le Corbusier e i rapporti professionali con la famiglia Vago
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: n.s. 2019, 2020
Le Corbusier and professional relationships with the Vago family
The Vágó family, composed of architects József and Pierre, represented a very important cultural reference in the history of architecture in the twentieth century. They are involved in the most significant design competitions, participated in the events of modern architecture and had relationships with the major architects of the time: Ödön Lechner, Michel Roux-Spitz, Auguste Perret, Mallet-Stevens e Le Corbusier. With the participation of József and Le Corbusier in the international competition for the palace of Nations in Geneva, in 1926, a long controversy arises between the Magyar architect and the Swiss. But even Pierre Vago also had the opportunity to interact several times with Le Corbusier, since his youthful attendance in the atelier of rue de Sèvres, in Paris. Le Corbusier, however, has different attitudes towards Pierre, during their numerous meetings he sometimes appears cordial, sometimes frowning, sometimes unpleasant. It is evident that, after the controversy with József, Le Corbusier shows a reflected resentment for Pierre, unfortunately never dormant over the time.