Art: Corbusierismus

Puzzled but persistent, a few elderly architects who still believed in tradition went to Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art last week to listen to the first U. S. lecture of a lean, excitable Swiss in gaudy tweeds and enormously thick horn-rimmed spectacles. The lecturer's name was Charles-Edouard Jeanneret. The traditionalists were outnumbered three to one by excited modernists" and lion-hunting socialites, because M. Jeanneret, 47, better known under his professional name of Le Corbusier, has had more effect than any living man on the development of modern architecture, and has become the patron...

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