On today’s show, Elyse and Annie bring you musings on Le Corbusier Architecture, how he became one of the pillars of French architecture, and some of the criticisms levied against him. Was he a genius or a tyrant? Hint: it doesn’t have to be one or the other, he could be like you and me: a complicated person.
If you like this episode you should also check out episode 103 about Le Corbusier and the Plan Voisin and how Le Corbusier planned to raze the Marais neighborhood to make room for something out of a authoritarian nightmare. And if you want to see what came after Le Corbusier Architecture, check out Episode 42 Centre Georges Pompidou.
« Là où naît l’ordre, naît le bien-être. » Le Corbusier
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Le Corbusier Is a Nom de Plume
Le Cobrusier, a Father of Modernism
Le Corbusier’s Family Origins
Le Corbusier and Reinforced Concrete
Le Corbusier Architecture and the “Cité Jardin”
Towards a New Architecture
The Future Is Cities
Plan Cities Out or Let Them Grow Organically?
You can visit the Cité Internationale for University Students
Le Corbusier and Connections to the Vichy Regime
Le Corbusier Post WWII
La Cité Radieuse in Marseille
Chandigarh, India, an Example of Le Corbusier Architecture Outside of France
Le Corbusier National Funeral in the Courtyard of the Louvre
Differences and similarities between Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright
The Desire to Live in a Modern Affordable Home Is Universal
The Opéra Garnier, aka Palais Garnier, made such an impression on me as a first-time visitor that I cannot say what I liked best about it: the grand facade? The grand staircase? The Chagall ceiling? The grand foyer? I admit, I can’t decide, it was all overwhelming and so beautiful! We probably barely scratch the surface all of the things that can be said about the Opera Garnier this episode, but I hope we convince you to go in next time and enjoy its grandeur. The interview starts at 5’44”.
Today Brenda and Annie discuss our visit he Paris sewer or “Égouts de Paris”. Oh, my, what a place! You have to know that when you visit the Paris sewer, you are actually in the sewer, this is not a reproduction or a show-room. Once inside, you are walking over actual sewer lines and you get the full effect, smell and sight and all. How much does the Paris sewer really stink? Should you go or should you pass? Find out in today’s episode.