Le Corbusier, 1887-1965

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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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creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Lecture Sketch, 1935. University of Pennsylvania, Architectural Archives
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creatorOf Arts Club of Chicago. Arts Club records, 1892-1995. Newberry Library
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referencedIn McCoy, Esther. Esther McCoy research files on architects, 1945-1989. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Walker Art Center. Exhibition records, 1940-1960. Walker Art Center Library
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Lecture sketches, 1961. University of Pennsylvania, Architectural Archives
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Studies of the Heidi Weber Pavilion, Zurich, 1961-1964. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Le Corbusier : vertical file. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Mendelsohn, Erich, 1887-1953. Erich and Luise Mendelsohn papers, 1894-1992. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. L'art décoratif d'aujourd'hui : proof with notations by the author, ca. 1925. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Papers concerning the United Nations building, 1946-1947. J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
creatorOf Ferrari Hardoy, Jorge, 1914-1977. The Ferrari Hardoy Archive. Harvard University, Frances Loeb Library
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Documents and publications relating to CIAM, 1927-1959. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Peter Blake architectural records and papers, 1910-2006, (bulk 1980-2002) Columbia University. Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Department of Drawings & Archives,
referencedIn Richard Pommer Papers, Bulk, 1950-1980, 1876-1991 New York University. Archives.
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Lecture notes and letters, 1943-1963. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Charles-Edouard LeCorbusier: lecture, 1961. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Nelson, Paul, 1895-. Paul Nelson architectural records and papers, 1924-1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Harvard Art Museum. Exhibition Records, 1905-2008 Harvard Art Museum Archives, Harvard University
referencedIn Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. The papers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, 1890-1984 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Research collection on Le Corbusier, 1910-1984 (bulk). Harvard University, Frances Loeb Library
referencedIn Paul Venable Turner papers, 1969-2001 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969. Letters and manuscript writings, 1918-1963. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Gaut, Pierre. Pierre Gaut papers, 1918-1969. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn International Congress for Modern Architecture. Papers of the Congrès Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne, 1928-1970 Harvard University, Frances Loeb Library
referencedIn Rice, Norman N. (Norman Nathaniel), 1903-1985. Norman N. Rice architectural records and papers, 1920-1974. University of Pennsylvania, Architectural Archives
referencedIn Hans and Lily Hildebrandt papers, 1899-1979 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Victoria Ocampo papers, 1908-1979. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Le Corbusier : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf Bartning, Otto, 1883-1959. Architectural photographs, ca. 1910-1966. J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
referencedIn Hellman, Geoffrey, 1907-. Geoffrey T. Hellman papers, 1842-1971 (bulk 1930-1970). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. The papers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, 1890-1984 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001. Gyorgy Kepes papers, 1825-1989 (bulk 1909-1989). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Les tendances de l'architecture rationaliste en rapport avec la collaboration de la peinture et de la sculpture / Le Corbusier. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Silvetti, Jorge. The Curutchet Collection. 1949-1979. Harvard University, Frances Loeb Library
referencedIn Kuh, Katharine. Katharine Kuh papers, 1875-1994, bulk, 1930-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Correspondence and documents regarding the Berlin Unité d'habitation, 1957-1958. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Le Corbusier [Charles Édouard Jeanneret-Gris], 1887-1965 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Turner, Paul Venable. Paul Venable Turner papers, 1969-2001. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Le Corbusier. Greater Victoria Public Library
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Belluschi, Pietro, 1899-. Pietro Belluschi interviews, 1983 Aug. 22 - Sept. 4 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Wassily Kandinsky papers, 1911-1940, 1921-1937 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Hildebrandt, Hans. Hans and Lily Hildebrandt Papers, 1899-1979. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Kalff, L. C. (Louis Christiaan), 1897-. L.C. (Louis Christiaan) Kalff materials relating to the Philips Pavilion at the Brussels Universal and International Exhibition, 1955-1958. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Erich and Luise Mendelsohn papers, 1894-1992 The Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Pierre Matisse Gallery (New York, N.Y.). Pierre Matisse Gallery archives, 1903-1990 1931-1990. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969. Walter and Ise Gropius papers, 1883-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Peter, John, 1917-1998. Transcripts and photographs from the John Peter collection, 1951-1995. Library of Congress
referencedIn Jeanneret-Gris, Charles Edouard : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Kar, Ida, 1908-1974. Ida Kar Collection. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Papers, 1921-1969, (bulk 1938-1969) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006 Harvard Art Museum Archives
creatorOf Jones, David, fl. 1968. Cantata for six : for soprano, flute, clarinet, harp, viola, trumpet / David Jones ; text by Le Corbusier ; translated by Jacqueline Cullen ... Peter de Francia and Anna Bostock. California State University, Long Beach
referencedIn The Pritchard Papers, 1829-1996 (predominantly 1925-1985) University of East Anglia
referencedIn Kuh, Katharine. Katharine Kuh papers, 1937-1964 (inclusive). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Sert, José Luis, 1902-1983. The Josep Lluis Sert Collection. Harvard University, Frances Loeb Library
referencedIn Greenstein, S. Robert, 1924-. Reminiscences of S. Robert Greenstein : oral history, 1950. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Cohen, Jean-Louis. Le Corbusier's Toward an Architecture [videorecording] / [lecture by] Jean-Louis Cohen ; [sponsored by the Getty Research Institute]. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Papadaki, Stamo, 1906-1992. Stamo Papadaki papers, 1922-1990 (bulk 1930-1970) Princeton University Library
referencedIn Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969. Papers of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1921-1969 (bulk 1938-1969). Library of Congress
referencedIn Celebrating Chandigarh, 50 Years of the Idea (1999 : Chandīgarh, India). Celebrating Chandigarh [realia] : 50 years of the idea. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Woods, Shadrach, 1923-1973. Shadrach Woods architectural records and papers, 1923-2008 (bulk 1948-1973). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Le Corbusier, five projects. 1987 : Archives pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Letter, documents and photograph relating to the display of the plans for the Hôtel de Ville, Amsterdam, ca. 1935-1939. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Sarkantyu, Illés. Photographic reproductions of Lucien Hervé contact sheets [electronic resource]. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Register to the Papers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, 1890-1984, inclusive Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Chermayeff, Serge, 1900-1996. Serge Chermayeff architectural records and papers, 1909-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Letter, 1937, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Herbert Matter papers, ca. 1937-1984 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Le Corbusier architectural drawings, 1935-1961. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Text of speech delivered by Le Corbusier before the annual convention of the American Designers' Institute, Friday April 25th, 3 p.m. at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, introducing for the first time his new method of proportions. Harvard University, Frances Loeb Library
referencedIn Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965. Sketch for the end of POEME ELECTRONIQUE, ca. 1958. Stanford University Libraries
creatorOf Scheyer, Galka E. Galka Scheyer papers, 1917-1945. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Manuscripts, sketches, correspondence, and photographs, 1911-1970 (bulk 1920-1955). Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Celebrating Chandigarh (1999 : Chandīgarh, India). Chandigarh [realia]. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Letter, 1937. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Brooks family papers, 1866-2010 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Selected designs, 1935-1950. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Transcripts and Photographs from the John Peter Collection, circa 1951-1995, and undated Recorded Sound Reference Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Brooks family. Brooks family papers, 1866-2010 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf International Congress for Modern Architecture. Records of the CIAM Belgian section, 1928-1958 (bulk 1934-1958). Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Garland Publishing, Inc. Garland Publishing, Inc., records, 1969-1991. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Werkbund-Ausstellung "Die Wohnung" (1927 : Stuttgart, Germany). Postcards, 1927. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Pommer, Richard. Papers, 1876-1991. 1950-1980 (bulk). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Geoffrey T. Hellman Papers, 1842-1971 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Stephenson, Gordon, 1908-. Gordon Stephenson papers, 1942-1978. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Autograph letters signed (3) : [Paris], to Paul Rosenberg, 1948-1949. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Records of the CIAM Belgian Section, 1928-1958, 1934-1958 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf United Nations, New York [model]. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Katharine Kuh papers, 1875-1994, bulk 1930-1994 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Richardson, Peter. Corbusier Centenary Competition : vertical file. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. Le Corbusier letter to Francis E. Hyslop, Jr., and cover letter from Gordon Bunshaft to Hyslop, 1945. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Proskauer, Henry G., 1915-. Research files on architecture, ca. 1940-1970. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Blake, Peter, 1920-2006. Peter Blake architectural records and papers, 1910-2006 (bulk 1980-2002). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Haskell, Douglas Putnam, 1899-1979. Douglas Putnam Haskell papers, Series I: Pending correspondence, 1949-1964. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005. Papers, 1927-1944. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. The Modulor / [Le Corbusier]. Harvard University, Frances Loeb Library
referencedIn Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984. Herbert Matter papers, circa 1937-1984. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Belluschi, Pietro, 1899-1994. Pietro Belluschi interviews, 1983 Aug. 22 - Sept. 4. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Safdie, Moshe, 1938-. Moshe Safdie interviews, 1992 Feb.1 - Oct. 17. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969. Walter and Ise Gropius papers, 1883-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Arts Club of Chicago. corporateBody
associatedWith Belluschi, Pietro, 1899- person
associatedWith Blake, Peter, 1920-2006. person
associatedWith Brooks family. family
associatedWith Brooks family. family
associatedWith Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990, person
associatedWith Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Chermayeff, Serge, 1900-1996. person
associatedWith Christoflour, Raymond. person
associatedWith Columbia University. corporateBody
associatedWith Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture. corporateBody
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associatedWith Hildebrandt, Hans. person
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associatedWith Hyslop, Francis E. (Francis Edwin), 1909-1979, person
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associatedWith Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984. person
associatedWith McCoy, Esther. person
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associatedWith Mendelsohn, Luise, 1894-1980 person
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correspondedWith Ocampo, Victoria, 1891- person
associatedWith Oubrerie, Jose. person
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associatedWith Peter, John, 1917-1998. person
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Rosenberg Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Pierre Matisse Gallery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Pommer, Richard. person
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associatedWith Rice, Norman N. (Norman Nathaniel), 1903-1985. person
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associatedWith Rosenberg, Paul, person
associatedWith Safdie, Moshe, 1938- person
associatedWith Sarkantyu, Illés. person
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associatedWith Soutter, Louis, 1871-1942. person
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associatedWith Werkbund-Ausstellung "Die Wohnung" (1927 : Stuttgart, Germany) corporateBody
associatedWith Woods, Shadrach, 1923-1973. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
France
France
France
France
India--Chandīgarh
Switzerland--Zürich
France
New York (State)--New York
Algeria--Algiers
Piazza San Marco (Venice, Italy)
Subject
Architectural Drawings
Architecture, Modern--20th century
Schools of architecture
Art--French (?)--Reproductions
City planning
Architecture--20th century
Architects--20th century--Correspondence
Architecture--Composition, proportion, etc
Cubism (Architecture)
Architecture--Study and teaching
City planners--Interviews
Exhibitions
Arts, French
Cities and towns
Architecture, Modern--20th century--Designs and plans
Ratio and proportion
Modular coordination (Architecture)
Architects--Archives
City planning--Study and teaching
Le Corbusier--1887-1965
Architectural design--History--20th century--Sources
Convents
Architects--Interviews
Pavilions
Occupation
Architect
City planners
Function

Person

Birth 1887-10-06

Death 1965-08-27

French

French,

English

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