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Le Corbusier and the Beatles

Cap Moderne Le Corbusier and the Beatles I confess I haven’t always been a fan of Le Corbusier, I don’t know why not; perhaps because when I first went to Architecture College he was treated by the teaching faculty with such reverence, I felt a bit like I did towards the Beatles, really great but so what? It was…

Eileen Gray and Le Corbusier – Riviera Rivals

What is this about the big quarrel between Eileen Gray and Le Corbusier.   Well, it all starts with L’architecture Vivante, Jean Badovici’s 1920s magazine show casing the new Modern Architectural Movements of The Bauhaus, Constructivism and De Stil.  Badovici was a friend of Corbusier and featured Le Corbusier in the magazine and championed his…

Eileen Gray and Virginia Woolf

What do you mean you don’t know who Eileen Gray is?  Ok, well think of all that modern furniture you really like but can’t afford, all that chrome and black leather – well that’s Eileen Gray – but, I hear you say – isn’t that Le Corbusier?  Well yes some of it is, but the…

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