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Modern Man The Life of Le Corbusier Architect of Tomorrow characters ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ë The Raven is a riveting biography of Le Corbusier—a man who invented new ways of building and thinking  The Raven a translation of his invented name is a penetrating psychological Sial today as the world grapples with how to house its skyrocketing urban population and the cult of the “starchitect” continues to grow The Raven is for readers fascinated by the complex personal lives and outsized visions of both groundbreaking artists and dazzling charismatic innovators like Steve Jobs?. A lucid and enjoyable overview of the life and career of one of the founding architects of the modernist tradition While it’s easy to fault Corbusier’s urban vision for being overly deterministic in its prescriptions for how people in a city ought to live as anyone partial to Jane Jacobs’s ideas is wont to Flint makes a convincing case that the specifics of what Corbusier got wrong overemphasis on carsfreeways widely spaced blocks ill suited to pedestrians etc are less important than the fact that he imagined uickly building whole new cities from scratch by innovatively using the latest building technologies to meet the stark challenges of urbanization post WW2 Lots of interesting detail about what went into some of his hugely influential solo commissions many of whose features we take for granted today such as the open plan living spaces floor to ceiling windows roof terraces and so onI especially enjoyed the chapter on Corbusier’s work in India designing the city of Chandigarh and was pleasantly surprised to note how purposeful Indians of that post Independence generation were in not only recruiting the world’s most famous architect for the project but also completing the whole thing in less than a decade Cannot fathom anything remotely comparable in ambition or execution today A uibble Flint describes Nehru as being formerly of the British Indian armed forces before his embarked on his political career This is untrue he was a lawyer and given his status as one of the most widely written about political figures from this period of world history a very rudimentary research error in an otherwise fine book

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As a lover of Josephine Baker and high stakes projects In Flint’s telling Corbusier isn’t just the grandfather of modern architecture but a man who sought to remake the world according to his vision dispelling the Victorian style and replacing it with something never seen before His legacy remains controver. Master Or Monster

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Modern Man The Life of Le Corbusier Architect of TomorrowThe Raven is a riveting biography of Le Corbusier a man who invented new ways of building and thinking  The Raven a translation of his invented name is a penetrating psychological portrait of a true genius and constant self inventor as well as a sweeping tale filled with exotic locales sex and celebrity he w. Solid sampling of information about the famed Swiss French architect and urban planner Not intended to be a comprehensive biography it's a well written overview of his life and work Flint also makes a gentle argument against discounting or ridiculing Le Corbusier whose ideas haven't always held up well in the Jane Jacobs epoch Well worth a read