Le Corbusier (Charles Édouard Jeanneret)

French, born Switzerland (La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, 1887 - 1965, Roquebrune, France)

A fervent believer in the promise of industrialization to transform modern life, Le Corbusier believed that architecture alone could change the world. Decades after his death, his name is still equated with the fervent idealism of the modern movement.<

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