Le Corbusier

(1887 - 1965)

A leading modernist architect, Le Corbusier, born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, promoted the idea that engineering principles could improve city life; many projects influenced by him were considered to be colossal failures. “Corbusier,” wrote Tom Wolfe in From Bauhaus to Our House, “was the sort of relentlessly rational intellectual that only France loves wholeheartedly.”


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