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Modern Master: Le Corbusier


Not many people will recognize the name Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, but they will immediately know the architect known as Le Corbusier. The self-appointed nickname is just one of the characteristics that sets apart this visionary mind. From the seminal Villa Savoye to the monumental city of Chandigarh, Le Corbusier defined the modern architecture in the 20th century by rethinking city planning, furniture, and the built environment.

Le Corbusier raised Villa Savoye on pilotis (stilts) to provide “distant views of the horizon.” Le Corbusier...
Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret) (French, born Switzerland. 1887-1965). Villa Savoye, Poissy. 1928-31.
A photomontage made by Perriand in 1929.
In a portion of the living area, Le Corbusier’s LC2 chair is set alongside Pablo Pardo’s Elise lamp.
The view overlooking the living room, which features the famous Le Corbusier rug by Edward Fields.
The chapel of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France, designed by Le Corbusier and photographed in 1955.
Playing with vantage points and parallax—the act of displacement that occurs when viewing an object from different...
In 1951, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru entrusted Le Corbusier with the design of the city of Chandigarh, a new...
Le Corbusier's 1960 tapestry Lés des sont Jetés at @collectivedf.
Le Corbusier LC50 Armchair; Photo by Abrams...
Le Corbusier, Villa Savoye, constructed1928-31. Photo Cemal Emden via Divisare.
The Le Corbusier card renders the letter "C" in the form of the Villa Savoye.
Le Corbusier, St. Pierre Church, Firminy,...
Le Corbusier visits Rodrigues in Rio, date unknown. Photo courtesy Espasso.
One of Shively's top priorities was an innovative lighting scheme that would combat the dark interiors that many narrow...
Firminy C, Le Corbusier, 2007, silver gelatin print.
Le Corbusier conceived his urban plan for Rio de Janiero while viewing the city during a plane ride. 1929.
Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret). (French, born Switzerland. 1887-1965). Assembly, Chandigarh. 1961-64.
The LC4 is joined by another tubular steel classic, the Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer, along with furniture from CB2...
Le Corbusier, apartment and studio, Paris.

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