Le Corbusier Biography Interior Designer and Architect

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This designer/architect created many pioneer buildings in France throughout the early 21st century. A current biography for oral or writtens ubmission is what this piece contains! Good luck Le Corbusier Biography, Interior Designer and Architect Le Corbusier was born in 1887 in the Swiss watchmaking town of La Chaux de Fonds. His father was a highly skilled watch enameler; his mother was a pianist and music teacher. The family was Protestant; At the age of fifteen, Corbusier enrolled at the local trade school, L'Ecole d'Art, in order to learn the craft of watch case engraving. Corbusier's mentor at the school was Charles L'Eplattenier. L'Eplattenier's personal mission at L'Ecole was to find the most promising students alternate careers in the fine arts. He knew that eventually the craft works at La Chaux de Fonds would be replicated by machine at a cheaper price, thus destroying the local economy L'Eplattenier saw promise in the young Corbusier. In fact, he decreed that the young man should become an architect. Corbusier was at first ambivalent, preferring a career as a painter, but later he came to embrace the architecture profession. Other early influences were Edward Schure's Les Grand Inities and Owen Jones's Grammar of Ornament.
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