April 1, 2010

Der Architekt am Strand

My friend and former boss Niklas Maak published a book, "Der Architekt am Strand" (Carl Hanser Verlag) to show how Le Corbusier was inspired by shells and other cetacean-treasures he discovered in the French beaches. According to Niklas, these natural forms impressed Le Corbusier deeply. He was acquainted with Paul Valéry's "Theory of Objects", and this mix resulted in his architecture.

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