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Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier was born in Switzerland in 1887, as Charles Edouard Jeanneret. In 1920 he adopted the pseudonym Le Corbusier for his architectural persona, derived from his maternal grandfather, Lecorbesier. A pioneer of what is now called modern architecture, Le Corbusier was dedicated to using modern industrial methods and materials to provide better living conditions for the lower class residents of crowded cities. He was always attuned to the proportions of the human body and considered many of his furniture designs “human-limb objects” or “extentions of our limbs.”

Right: Sketch of Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France, 1950-1955.
Above, left: Mise Au Point, written by Le Corbusier, and published in 1966.
Below, left: Immeuble Molitor, 24 rue Nungesser et Coli, Paris, France, 1931-1934.
Below, right: Le Corbusier meeting Albert Einstein, 1946.