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Le Corbusier

Data de nascimento: 6. Outubro 1887
Data de falecimento: 27. Agosto 1965

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Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, mais conhecido pelo pseudónimo de Le Corbusier , foi um arquiteto, urbanista, escultor e pintor de origem suíça e naturalizado francês em 1930. É considerado, juntamente com Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Aalto, Mies van der Rohe e Oscar Niemeyer, um dos mais importantes arquitectos do século XX. Conhecido por ter sido o criador da Unité d'Habitation, conceito sobre o qual começou a trabalhar na década de 1920.

Aos 29 anos mudou-se para Paris, onde adotou o seu pseudónimo, que foi buscar ao nome do seu avô materno, originário da região de Albi. A sua figura era marcada pelos seus óculos redondos de aros escuros. Morreu por afogamento em 27 de agosto de 1965.

Citações Le Corbusier

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„Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light.“

—  Le Corbusier
Context: Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light. Our eyes are made to see forms in light; light and shade reveal these forms; cubes, cones, spheres, cylinders or pyramids are the great primary forms which light reveals to advantage; the image of these is distinct and tangible within us without ambiguity. It is for this reason that these are beautiful forms, the most beautiful forms. Everybody is agreed to that, the child, the savage and the metaphysician.

„The age of personal statues is gone.“

—  Le Corbusier
Context: The age of personal statues is gone. No personal statues shall be erected in the city or parks of Chandigarh. The city is planned to breathe the new sublimated spirit of art. Commemoration of persons shall be confined to suitably placed bronze plaques.

„A hundred times I have thought: New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times: it is a beautiful catastrophe.“

—  Le Corbusier
[http://books.google.com/books?id=TzwVAAAAMAAJ&q="A+hundred+times+I+have+thought+New+York+is+a+catastrophe+and+fifty+times+it+is+a+beautiful+catastrophe"#search_anchor When the Cathedrals Were White] (1947)

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„You know, it is life that is right and the architect who is wrong.“

—  Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier's reply upon learning that the housing project he had designed at Pessac had been altered by its inhabitants, quoted by Philippe Boudon, Lived-In Architecture: Pessac Revisited (1969) [trans. Gerald Onn]

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