LE CORBUSIER (1887 – 1965)
Charles Édouard Jeanneret-Gris
Bookcase, model “type1”
Manufactured by Le Corbusier
Oak veneered wood, oak, painted wood
190 cm x 45 cm x 79h cm.
74,8 in x 17,71 in x 31,1h in.
Allen Brooks,ed. The Corbusier Archive, New York/Paris, 1982 – 1984
Unite d’Habitation. Marseille, 1946 – 1952.
Charles-Edouard Jeanneret Swiss architect who was one of the protagonists of international architectural renaissance of the twentieth century. Besides being one of the greatest innovators of modern architecture, it was a tireless cultural agitator, work that exerted with passion throughout his life. With his writings he gained a deserved reputation as polemicist and provided a real flow of innovative ideas that have made his work a decisive influence on later architecture.
Le Corbusier’s utopia was to create a new urban reality, a city that was a synthesis between nature and technology development. For this purpose, architecture and urbanism they should be fully integrated.