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    Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (1887-1965, commonly known as Le Corbusier), was a well known modern artist and architect from Switzerland, later situated in France. His career years were later in the modernism period, yet he is called ‘the grandfather’ of modern architecture. In this essay, I will be discussing how Le Corbusier’s work in painting and in architecture, was breaking traditions of the past and embracing new ways of doing art. When Le Corbusier moved to Paris, he met Amédée Ozenfant, a painter and designer who introduced him to Cubism. A purely modern movement, created with the intention of presenting elements…

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    Le Corbusier Modernism

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    Janie Hirschbuehler Arch 541 Homework 2 Lucio Costa planned Brasília, the main capital of Brazil, in 1956 after winning a design competition. His plan involved a city organized around the intersection of a monumental axis and a residential axis (James-Chakraborty). Throughout this time European avant-garde modernism was gaining foothold in South America, with focus mainly on creating an appropriate image of modern architecture for their non-affluent tropical setting. The completed Brasília…

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    Introduction of paper 2: According to the comparison of movements in paper 1, as for the topic of space, I found out that Minimalism may be one step forward for functionalism to purchase the spatial freedom which required by people as time goes by. Starting from earliest times to present day, people always make great efforts to purchase the freedom of space. And the reason why the works done by Le Corbusier have a strong appeal is mainly because of his quest for freedom in architecture. In my…

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    modern buildings of the 20th century which incorporated the Le Corbusier’s five principal points of architecture, and it could be the perfect realization of Le Corbusier's principles. This building is located outside of Paris and offers a space for occupants to escape from the crowded Paris. The location of the villa helped Le Corbusier to have freedom in design in order to create a masterpiece which would truly stand the test of time. This building, which looks like a floating box with melding…

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    Le Corbusier Analysis

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    Le Corbusier: Unité d'habitation, Marseilles As the number of people living in cities increased, the number of apartments had to increase as well. During the 1920s, the avant-garde ideal type of housing was the high-rise building. In France after World War II, the need for housing was especially urgent, and in the postwar period the housing complex type was accepted by the government and public, and the introduction of large-scale multi-family buildings started with Le Corbusier's Unité…

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    Brutalism: Born from the Ashes Le Corbusier was a strong believer in man’s ability to reinvent and rebuild, and nothing invited the need to rebuild more than World War 1. The Great War was more destructive than any before it - hence the name - with millions of lives lost, vast swathes of land rendered unusable and entire cities obliterated. This gave the Le Corbusier, a young architect-teacher at the time, a very clear mission. He took on his pseudonym after the war - signifying his desire to…

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    This essay will analyse Le Corbusier’s The Radiant City (La Ville Radieuse) by looking at the unbuilt city scape’s historical, theoretical and philosophical background as well as how it was received and reviewed. Greenhalgh’s features of the Pioneer phase (such as Social Morality, Technology and Anti-historicism) will also be looked at in relation to how and why The Radiant City was conceptualised and designed. As the idea of The Radiant City was conceived in the 1930s (and by Modernist…

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    Part II- Frank Lloyd Wright “A good plan is the beginning and the end, because every good plan is organic. That means that its development is inherent and inevitable”- Frank Lloyd Wright, “In the Cause of Architecture” Le Corbusier was redistributing his city with an emphasis on the center of the city and on the complete other end of the spectrum Frank Lloyd Wright was eliminating the city center completely. Broadacre City was detailed in Wright’s 1932 book The Disappearing City. The book was…

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    Le Corbusier's Work

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    Aim of Context: Looking at the life and work of Le Corbusier. What events took place in his lifetime, what circumstances made him who he was. To understand Le Corbusier’s Philosophy in his work and life. Research: Looking at the many works of Le Corbusier. To see what they show what influenced him to make it. It will also show the philosophy of how Le Corbusier composed his work of “Arts” (Siedsma, n.d.) Abstract Composition Completion: 1927 Style: Cubism Genre: Abstract Painting Le…

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    Definition Of Modernism

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    Published in these works, Le Corbusier declared that “a house is a machine for living in” and “a curved street is a donkey track; a straight street, a road for men.” He started to imply that a new architecture, one that would be defined over many generations, would fulfill the continuous demands in the industry for new housing, and always adhere to the form of…

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