Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (6 October 1887 – 27 August 1965), known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now regarded as modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, and he designed buildings in Europe, Japan, India, and North and South America.
A spectacular visual biography of one of the greatest architects of the 20th century.
This is a survey of the work of Le Corbusier, the 20th century architect. Under three headings - architecture, city planning and painting - buildings and projects are followed from the very first sketches to th ecompleted structures. A biography is also included.
The Unite in Marseille was a pioneering acievement at a time when social housing in the post WWII years posed an immense problem. Freed from restrictive regulations for the first time, Le Corbusier was able to put into practice his concept of modern social housing.