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Le Corbusier Biography

Le Corbusier was a Swiss-French architect, designer, artist, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now regarded as modern architecture. Dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities, Le Corbusier was influential in urban planning, and was a founding member of the Congrès International d'Architecture Moderne (CIAM). Le Corbusier is regarded as one of the most influential and controversial artists of the 20th century. Many of Le Corbusier's ideas, however, were too utopian to be put in practice, especially the ones reflecting his desire for a somewhat extreme control and order of society. A critique of both Cubism and Futurism, in 1918 in Paris, he opened a studio. The following year he met cubist painters Pablo PicassoGeorges Braque, Juan Gris, as well as Amédée Ozenfant. With Ozenfant he developed the Purism art movement, which took its name from the purity of the geometric forms of objects depicted in their still-life works.  

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