Le Corbusier, 1887-1965

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1887-10-06
Death 1965-08-27
French
French, English

Biographical notes:

Architect. Le Corbusier, born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, adopted pseudonym Le Corbusier, 1920. Studied engraving at School of Applied Arts, La Chaux de Fonds, 1900-1905. Employed in office of architect Josef Hoffmann, Vienna, in 1907; August Perret, Paris, and with Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe, Berlin, in 1910. Founder-Director, L'Atelier d'Art Réunis, La Chaux de Fonds, 1909-1914, and Instructor, l'Eplattenier's Nouvelle Section de l'Ecole d'Art, La Chaux de Fonds, 1911-1914; also worked as a painter and lithographer from 1912. In private practice as an architect, Paris, 1917 until his death, 1965.

From the description of Research collection on Le Corbusier, 1910-1984 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 188580986

Le Corbusier, a pseudonym for Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, was one of the 20th century's most important and influential architects. His early work was inspired by nature, but he gradually developed his conception of the house as a machine for living and the International Style. He built diverse structures throughout the world, including the Palace for the League of Nations in Switzerland. His functional, sophisticated designs and use of modern materials were very influential; much of modern architecture is based on interpretations of his theories.

From the description of Le Corbusier letter to Francis E. Hyslop, Jr., and cover letter from Gordon Bunshaft to Hyslop, 1945. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 70251576

Born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, Le Corbusier studied engraving at the School of Applied Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. He worked in the offices of Auguste Perret (1908-10) and briefly for Peter Behrens (1910) before establishing an office in Paris. One of the central figures in the evolution of modern architecture, Le Corbusier is remembered for many significant buildings and projects realized throughout Europe, India, Japan and the Americas, as well as for his seminal book Vers une Architecture (1923).

From the description of Lecture Sketch, 1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 232996303

Architect, city planner.

From the description of Charles-Edouard LeCorbusier: lecture, 1961. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309741148

Swiss-born architect, artist, and theorist who lived and worked in France.

From the description of Manuscripts, sketches, correspondence, and photographs, 1911-1970 (bulk 1920-1955). (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81728521

French architect born in Switzerland and originally named Charles Edouard Jeanneret-Gris.

From the description of Selected designs, 1935-1950. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78776178

Born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, Le Corbusier studied engraving at the School of Applied Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. He worked in the offices of Auguste Perret (1908-10) and briefly for Peter Behrens (1910) before establishing an office in Paris. One of the central figures in the evolution of modern architecture, Le Corbusier is remembered for many significant buildings and projects realized throughout Europe, India, Japan and the Americas, as well as for his seminal book Vers une Architecture (1923). Le Corbusier was the recipient of the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 1961. The award was presented at the AIA's National Convention which was held in Philadelphia.

From the description of Lecture sketches, 1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233000217

French architect and urban planner.

From the description of Le Corbusier architectural drawings, 1935-1961. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 505720141

Swiss-French architect and city planner.

From the description of Lecture notes and letters, 1943-1963. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 83322165

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