Le Corbusier Quote
“The city of Chandigarh is planned to human scale. It puts us in touch with the infinite cosmos and nature. It provides us with places and buildings for all human activities by which the citizens can live a full and harmonious life. Here the radiance of nature and heart are within our reach.”
The Edict of Chandigarh from The Establishment Statute of the Land (1959-12-17)
“Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.”
The New York Times [obituary] (1965-08-28)
As quoted in: Time, Volume 77 (1961). Sometimes quoted as "... and leaves less room for lies."
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsLe Corbusier
Born: October 6, 1887
Died: August 27, 1965 (aged 77)
Bio: Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, was an architect, designer, urbanist,and writer, famous for being one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout Europe, India and America.
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