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LeCorbusier
(1887-1965) born on
Oct 06
Swiss architect, city planner. He pioneered functionalist architecture with the use of reinforced concrete and the concept of a house as a "machine for living."
         
   
F
Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.

R
I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and allows less room for lies.
A
The materials of city planning are: sky, space, trees, steel and cement; in that order and that hierarchy.
N
Our own epoch is determining, day by day, its own style. Our eyes, unhappily, are unable yet to discern it.
K
A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe and fifty times: It is a beautiful catastrophe.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On need for spaciously separated skycrapers, recalled on his death 27 Aug 1965.
R: In "Time," 5 May 1961.
A: In "The Wit and Wisdom of the 20th Century," by Frank S. Pepper, 1987.
N: "Toward a New Architecture," ch. 1, "Eyes Which Do Not See," 1923.
K: "The Fairy Catastrophe," in "When Cathedrals Were White," 1947.
   


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