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"A house is a machine for living in." -- Le Corbusier
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, who chose to be known as Le Corbusier (; October 6, 1887 — August 27, 1965), was a Swiss architect, designer, urbanist, writer and painter, famous for being one of the pioneers of what now is called Modern architecture or the International style. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in his thirties.

He was a pioneer in studies of modern high design and was dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities. Later commentators have criticized Le Corbusier's monoliths as soulless and expressive of his arrogance in pioneering his form of architecture.

His career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout central Europe, India, Russia, and one each in North and South America. He was also an urban planner, painter, sculptor, writer, and modern furniture designer.

Le Corbusier adopted his pseudonym in the 1920s, allegedly deriving it in part from the name of a distant ancestor, "Lecorbésier." However, it appears to have been an earlier (and somewhat unkind) nickname, which he simply decided to keep. It stems from the French for "the crow-like one". In the absence of a first name, some have also suggested it suggests "a physical force as much as a human being," and brings to mind the French verb courber, to bend.

He was awarded the Frank P. Brown Medal in 1961.

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Total Books: 121
Le Corbusier Posie sur Alger
2016 - Le Corbusier Posie Sur Alger (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783775740968
ISBN-10: 3775740961
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Precisions on the Present State of Architecture and City Planning
2015 - Precisions on the Present State of Architecture and City Planning (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783906027654
ISBN-10: 3906027651
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Towards a New Architecture
2014 - Towards a New Architecture (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781614276050
ISBN-10: 1614276056
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Log 30
2014 - Log 30 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780983649182
ISBN-10: 0983649189
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Le Corbusier An Atlas of Modern Landscapes
2013 - Le Corbusier an Atlas of Modern Landscapes (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780870708510
ISBN-10: 0870708511
Genres: Arts & Photography, Engineering & Transportation
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Le Poeme De L 'angle Droit Lithographies Originales
2012 - Le Poeme De L 'angle Droit Lithographies Originales [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788837091743
ISBN-10: 8837091745
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Le Corbusier Poem of the Right Angle
2012 - Le Corbusier Poem of the Right Angle (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783775734707
ISBN-10: 3775734708
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Engineering & Transportation
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Chandigarh Living with Le Corbusier
2011 - Chandigarh Living with Le Corbusier (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783868591378
ISBN-10: 3868591370
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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Typ Berlin Le Corbusier's Building in Charlottenburg
2009 - Typ Berlin Le Corbusier's Building in Charlottenburg (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783868590043
ISBN-10: 3868590048
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Precisiones
2009 - Precisiones [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788445502761
ISBN-10: 844550276X
Genre: Science & Math
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Hacia una Arquitectura
2009 - Hacia Una Arquitectura [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788445502778
ISBN-10: 8445502778
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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La Casa de los Hombres
2009 - La Casa De Los Hombres [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788445502822
ISBN-10: 8445502824
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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Toward an Architecture
2008 - Toward an Architecture (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780711228085
ISBN-10: 0711228086
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Journey to the East
2007 - Journey to the East (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780262622103
ISBN-10: 0262622106
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Reference, Travel, Engineering & Transportation
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Le Corbusier The Art of Architecture
Le Corbusier Poeme de l'Angle Droit
2007 - Le Corbusier Poeme De L'angle Droit [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788837049683
ISBN-10: 8837049684
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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Architecture Interruptus
2007 - Architecture Interruptus (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781881390428
ISBN-10: 188139042X
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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Una Pequena Casa
2005 - Una Pequena Casa (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789879393383
ISBN-10: 9879393384
Genres: Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
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Le Modulor and Modulor 2
2004 - Le Modulor and Modulor 2 [ENGLISH EDITION] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783764361884
ISBN-10: 3764361883
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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Aircraft
2003 - Aircraft (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788496258075
ISBN-10: 8496258076
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Scritti
2003 - Scritti (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788806166601
ISBN-10: 8806166603
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2001 - Le Corbusier [World of Art] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - 1922 Ausblick Auf Eine Architektur [Bauwelt Fundamente - German Edition] (Paperback)
1984 - Projet Pour Un Stade Olym [Le Corbusier Archive, 27 - Vol 27] (Hardcover)
Looking at City Planning [An Orion Press book] (Other)
Modulor Rule [Measuring Tape] (Paperback)
L'art Decoratif D'aujourd'hui [Collection de "L'Esprit nouveau" - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Une Maison Un Palais [Collection de "L'Esprit nouveau" - French Edition] (Paperback)
Le Corbusiers Charta Von Athen Texte Und Dokumente [Bauwelt Fundamente - German Edition] (Other)Paperback
Le Corbusier Et Pierre Jeanneret Oeuvre Complete De 1910-1929 [Oeuvre Complete Publiee Par W. Boesiger et O. Stonorov] (Hardcover)
Le Corbusier Les Dernieres Oeuvres [The Last Works - Oeuvres completes publie par Willy Boesiger, Volume 8] (Hardcover)
The Lc4 Chaise Longue [The Design Classics Series] (Paperback)
Precises - Coleo Face Norte [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Paperback)