Biography Of Charles Edouard Jeanneret, The French Architect, Designer And Writer

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Le Corbusier

Student: Siena Geddes, 7693990
Class: 20th Century Design
Lecturer: Manfred Huber
Date: 1st September 2014
Word Count: 1921
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner and writer, active predominately in France, during the first half of the 20th century. Today, he is widely regarded to have been the most immensely influential architect, in terms of town planning and the architectural surroundings for which we now see, since Palladio in the 16th century.

Born in Switzerland, Jeanneret nurtured his artistic talents while studying at the La-Chaux-de-Fonds Art School in Switzerland. He later travelled extensively through Europe, as a sort of escape from the provincial atmosphere that encapsulated the Romandie district at that time. In 1911, twenty-four-year-old Jeanneret ventured throughout Southern, Central and Eastern Europe, visiting countries such as Germany, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Italy and France. This trip, during which he produced over 80 sketchbooks worth of drawings, and a now widely published travel diary, was one of great impact on his design style and architectural ideals, which would later shape his work throughout much of his career. In the autumn of 1920, Jeanneret became Le Corbusier; a pen name conceived under the directive of his then mentor, cubist painter Amédée Ozenfant. A pseudonym with which he would, from then…

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