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Artista: Le Corbusier

 

Le corbusier

We have original graphic work (prints), engravings, lithographs and serigraphs (engravings, etchings, lithographs, serigraphs) of this artist.



Charles Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known, from the 1920s onwards, 1 as Le Corbusier (La Chaux-de-Fonds, Romandie, Switzerland; October 6, 1887 - Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France; August 1965), was a French nationalized Swiss architectural theorist, architect, designer and painter. He is considered one of the clearest exponents of the Modern Movement in architecture (along with Frank Lloyd Wright, Oscar Niemeyer, Walter Gropius, Alvar Aalto and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe), and one of the most influential architects of the 20th century.

The only work of Le Corbusier in Argentina is Casa Curutchet, a single-family house built in the city of La Plata, capital of the Province of Buenos Aires, between 1949 and 1953. In Brazil he will build the French embassy (Brasilia) 4 and the Gustavo Capanema Building (Rio de Janeiro), both with the collaboration of local architects.
Le Corbusier was a tireless worker. He carried out innumerable projects, many of which never came to fruition, but which marked later generations of architects.
He also disseminated his urban ideas through the CIAM (International Congress of Modern Architecture) one of whose document is the Charter of Athens. However, it was only in Chandigarh, India, that he was able to make them a reality.
On August 27, 1965, disobeying his doctor's instructions, Le Corbusier went swimming while vacationing at his cabin in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, in the French Mediterranean. He was found dead by fishermen, presumably from a heart attack.