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Life never stops. The torment of men will be eternal, unless the function of creating and acting and changing, living intensely through each day, be considered an eternal joy.
The materials of city planning are sky, space, trees, steel and cement in that order and in that hierarchy.
There is one profession and one only, namely architecture, in which progress is not considered necessary, where laziness is enthroned, and in which the reference is always to yesterday.
This frightful word [function] was born under other skies than those I have loved—those where the sun reigns supreme.
The mathematical phenomenon always develops out of simple arithmetic, so useful in everyday life, out of numbers, those weapons of the gods: the gods are there, behind the wall, at play with numbers.
Modern life demands, and is waiting for, a new kind of plan, both for the house and the city.
Our world, like a charnel-house, is strewn with the detritus of dead epochs.
The age of personal statues is gone. No personal statues shall be erected in the city or parks of Chandigarh. The city is planned to breathe the new sublimated spirit of art. Commemoration of persons shall be confined to suitably placed bronze plaques.
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When you suffer an attack of nerves you're being attacked by the nervous system. What chance has a man got against a system?.
October 6, 1887
August 27, 1965
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-born French architect, designer, urbanist, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture.
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