Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier

(1887-1965) Swiss-French

Le Corbusier was born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris in Switzerland and assumed the pseudonym Le Corbusier when he moved to Paris in 1917. He was an architect who belonged to the first generation of the International School of Architecture and his work was chiefly built with steel and reinforced concrete and worked with elemental geometric forms. In 1918, Le Corbusier met Cubist painter Amédée Ozenfant who encouraged him to paint. His architectural education comes through in his later painting as emphasized by clear forms and structures. In the 1935, Le Corbusier reformulated his theories on urbanism and published them in La Ville Radieuse.

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