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LE CORBUSIER

[1887-1965]

LE CORBUSIER

Coeur sur la main

1948

collage and gouache on paper
19 1/8 x 14 1/2 inches
LC 30

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier [1887-1965], was a pioneer of modern architecture and a leader of the International Style. The prominent—and largely self-taught— architect was also an accomplished painter and writer. Le Corbusier’s most celebrated buildings include the Villa Savoye outside Paris, Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France, and the Unité d’Habitation in Marseille. He is also known for his work in urban planning, which included the design of Chandigarh, India, in the 1950s. Among his sleek furniture designs are the LC2 chair and the LC5 chaise longue, which, which are still produced and popular today.

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