Biography Of Charles Edouard Jeanneret Gris

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The architectural world in the 20th century regards him as a pseudonym, a man whose systematic expressions of design shaped the physical structures of society in addition to the ideas of those who worked in his field alongside him. Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris was the target of global frustration, for his enlightened views on a new age of architecture were not ones that the early 20th century was willing to embrace. However, there were several voices that spanned from the decades of his life to the present day today, who uncovered the man, the artist, the human being underneath the pseudonym of ‘Le Corbuiser’. Evidently, the voices that uncovered the workings of Le Corbuiser chose not to portray him as a one dimensional, systematic architect who followed five simple points and cried out his opinions for the world to dissect. On the contrary, they all established that Le Corbuiser used the six decades of his life and career to impact 20th century society in various ways: politically, artistically, and literarily. The following texts are written by the voices who reiterated this knowledge—that Le Corbuiser was a man of many faces; the world only seemed to grasp one. One of these voices introduced Le Corbuiser: Elements of a Synthesis, a thorough critique published shortly after the death of the architect, by author and professor Stanislaus von Moos. The critique was revised and republished in 2009 for a plethora of architecture students to use as a primary handbook in…
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