Thursday, March 20, 2014

COQ À LE CORBUSIER


Commies come in all shapes in sizes.  Swiss-born architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris (who later changed his name to "Le Corbusier") designed many beautiful building.  He's also closely associated with "Syndicalism", a form of corporatist economic policy, aligned with both anarchism and communism.

You may also know his manifesto: "5 Points of Architecture".

A special thank you to a very special reader, Andrew, for this beautiful new edition to my library.




Villa Savoye


Legislative Assembly Hall, Chandigarh, India

2 comments:

  1. I love the Chapel de Notre Dame du Haut, which reminds me of a mushroom and is quite striking on the inside, if you follow the links. Much more impressive to me than the Carpenter Center at Harvard ever was.

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  2. I've been to the Villa Savoye; that's an extremely flattering photo of it. IRL, it feels like it's been beaten up in a fight, sort of dirty and a bit sad since the house is empty. The quirky part is that is in the middle of an average neighborhood and across the street from a high school. I suspect the kids at the high school hang out there and smoke. (It's a museum of sorts, but it's easy to sneak around the outside.)

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