Le Corbusier(1887-1965), Architect and painter
Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret)
Sitter in 13 portraits
Charles-Edouard Jeanneret was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Known as Le Corbusier, he was widely acclaimed as the most influential architect of the twentieth century and was also a celebrated writer and artist. Le Corbusier's architecture and innovative thinking revolutionised modern living with designs that ranged from private villas to large-scale social housing developments and utopian urban plans. His ideas still resonate in the architecture of today.
Watch a film clip on the architect from the BBC Archive in the Media section below