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Architecture

How dedicated a fascist was Le Corbusier?

His first building was for the Soviets, so it might be more accurate to call this celebrated modernist a promiscuous tart - like all architects

23 May 2015

9:00 AM

23 May 2015

9:00 AM

The ‘revelations’, 50 years after he drowned, that Le Corbusier was a ‘fascist’ and an anti-Semite are neither fresh nor startling. Indeed they’re old hat. And it defies credibility that the authors of three recent books about this tainted genius were ignorant of what anyone with even the frailest interest in architects’ foibles and tastes has been aware of for years.

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