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Le Corbusier: A Difficult Personality

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Swiss architect Le Corbusier was one of the most influential of all modernists and helped lay the groundwork for 20th century architecture. He was also a rather difficult and controversial personality whose relationships with clients often ended badly. Nicholas Fox Weber’s new biography is Le Corbusier: A Life.

Event:
Nicholas Fox Weber will be giving a talk and signing books
Tues. Dec. 9 at 6:30 pm
Urban Center Books
457 Madison Ave. (at E. 51st St.)
Free but reservations are encouraged
Call 212-935-2075 for more information or to reserve a seat

Guests:

Nicholas Fox Weber
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Comments [1]

Anne from Manhattan

Le Corbusier's architecural style is most often criticized by people who have not looked closely at his work. His urban plans included a LOT of public spaces and parks - in the middle of high rise complexes. Compared to today's tightly packed island of Manhattan, Le Corbusier's vision is a breath of fresh air.

If only we had all the parks and public spaces he'd planned.

Dec. 09 2008 01:14 PM

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