Sacrilege or photoshopped set? Xavier Delory Vs Modern Architecture

by Valentina Ieva


‘What remains of the utopias and the promises of a better future promised by the modern movement at the beginning of the 20th century? No more slums, tabula rasa, death of the historic styles..." this is the question that the visual artist Xavier Delory asked himself, watching the state of Modern Architecture.

He started a series of photoshopped images which are a tribute to the Modernism around the world. The set is called ‘pilgrimage on modernity’. The first protagonist of this set is Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier, the father of the ‘five points of architecture’. He imagined the monument in a condition of decay as a provocation.

Photo credits: Xavier Delory

  • Alessandro Suzzi

    molto interessante!

  • Jorge Javier

    A lot of not so famous example of good architecture are like this... it is a very interesting point of view

  • Arq Margot Cueto

    the BEAUTY of ARCHITECTURE lies on providing new questions and solutions to old or new situations, let's not give up HOPE in CREATIVITY, NEW TECHNOLOGY and GOOD WILL, today's MULTIPLES SUSTAINABLE APPROACHES and SEARCHES show one more WAY of INCLUSIVE SOLUTIONS

  • Eleonora Viviani

    è bella anche così...

  • Valentina Ieva


    Bari / Italy

    Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)