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My first application of heuretics to historical analysis focused on the work and legacy of the architect Le Corbusier (1887-1965). One of the founders of heroic International Modernism, Le Corbusier designed hundreds of buildings (more than 70 of which were built) and published 47 books (not including monographs of his oeuvre), numerous articles, furnishings, exhibits, and was a prolific painter under his given name Charles-Édouard Jeanneret. This personal oeuvre, in addition to the hundreds of publications written about his his life and work, make Le Corbusier one of the most recognizable figures in the history of architecture, even amongst non-architects. And, like the other members of his early twentieth century avant-garde milieu, Le Corbusier was constantly engaging in method experiments.



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