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Le Corbusier

Le CorbusierAKA Charles-Édouard Jeanneret

Born: 6-Oct-1887
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Died: 27-Aug-1965
Location of death: Cap Martin, France
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cimetière de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Alpes Maritimes, France

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Architect

Nationality: France
Executive summary: Most influential 20th century architect

Wife: Yvonne Gallis ("Jeanne Victoire Gallis", dressmaker/model, m. 18-Dec-1930, d. 1957)

    University: École des Arts Décoratifs, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

    Naturalized French Citizen
    Portrait on Swiss Currency 10 franc note

Author of books:
Toward a New Architecture (1923, articles, English trans.)
Urbanisme (1925)
The City of Tomorrow (1929, Eng. trans. of Urbanisme)
Quand les Cathédrales Étaient Blanches (1937)
La Charte d'Athènes (1943)
Les Trois Établissements humains (1945)
Propos d'Urbanisme (1946)
When the Cathedrals Were White (1947, Eng. trans. of les Cathédrales)
Le Modular I (1948)
The Modular (1954, Eng. trans. of Le Modular I)

Selected edifices:
Domino Housing Project (1914)
Villa Savoye (1930, Poissy, France )
Swiss Dormitory, Cité Universitaire (1932, Paris, France )
United Nations Secretariat (1951, New York City )
Unité d'Habitation (1952, Marseilles, France)

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