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  • Kempt Staff

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Flashcards: A brief look at six centuries of graphic design from the encyclopedic archive of Phaidon. [Brain Pickings]

Grand Prix

  • Jared Paul Stern

corbusier_crop.jpgPhoto courtesy of the Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris / Phaidon Press

If it hadn't been for a certain dapper Swiss genius named Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris—Le Corbusier to you—the likes of Richard Meier and would still be playing with Legos. Perhaps the very first starchitect—and way cooler than Frank Lloyd Wright—the dapper fellow in the bowtie and black specs masterminded the Modern movement and laid the foundation, literally and figuratively, for all avant-garde design to come.

The Phaidon Press has just come out with a $200, 20-lb., 2,000-image tribute to this towering talent, entitled *Le Courbusier: Le Grand*. In it you can see how came up with groundbreaking designs for everything from chairs to skyscrapers, dressed to the nines all the way.