Le Corbusier

Feature
January 4, 2010, 5am PST

Vinayak Bharne pays a pilgrimage to Chandigarh, India, memorialized in planning literature as  Le Corbusier's utopian vision for Indian modernity, as well as a blunder of modernist insensit

Vinayak Bharne
September 18, 2009, 1pm PDT
We've gotten a lot of responses on our Top 100 Urban Thinkers list, particularly those wanting to separate out the 'bad' from the 'good'. Mary Newsom was inspired by the list to ponder, who was the worst?
The Naked City
September 16, 2009, 5am PDT
A new picture book introduces the architecture and urban ideas of Le Corbusier to children.
Arcspace
December 7, 2008, 1pm PST
The Washington Post reviews <em>Le Corbusier: A Life,</em> a new biography by Nicholas Fox Weber, and finds it a messy book that nonetheless makes clear his "monomaniacal, narcissistic and pugilistic temperament."
Washington Post
October 20, 2008, 7am PDT
In the mid-1900s architect Le Corbusier designed a grand sports complex for Baghdad as part of the city's bid for the 1960 Olympics. That bid failed and the project was never built. Now, original drawings and designs are on display.
Building Design
August 30, 2008, 9am PDT
A favorite target of planners, Corbusier's radical design for Chandigarh in India is being considered by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
LiveMint.com
June 26, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Steve Rose argues that the time may be ripe for a new respect for brutalism, the mid-century architectural movement that planners love to hate.</p>
Art and Architecture
March 4, 2008, 6am PST
<p>The machine-city envisioned by Le Corbusier, and made into practice in decades of modernist bureaucracy, has ultimately produced, according to Simon Richards' essay, an antisocial environment, against which urban planning seems to be now reacting.</p>
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