Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Le Corbusier Pseudonym of Charles Édouard Jeanneret. 1887-1965. Swiss-born French architect and writer. The most powerful advocate of the modernist school, he designed numerous functional concrete buildings and high-rise residential complexes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. French architect (born in Switzerland) (1887-1965)


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • At this time, Jeanneret adopted the name Le Corbusier for his architectural writing in part to hide that most of the articles in L’Esprit Nouveau were written by its two editors.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • Now British publisher Infinitum has issued a wide selection of his work on an English-French dual-language CD-ROM titled Le Corbusier: Architect/Artist (order at www.

    Man Of Vision

  • French artist Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, was also one of the 20th century's most influential architects.

    Man Of Vision

  • Echoing other foreign critics who often decry this early experiment in urban utopia, Prof. Wu calls Le Corbusier's vision "too idealized, too mechanical."

    Modern Moves On

  • MONTREAL - The architect Pierre Jeanneret spent his career in the large shadow of his famous cousin, Charles-édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier.

    NYT > Home Page

  • German consul general Sabine Sparwasser does not hesitate to name her favourite: the B306, otherwise known as Le Corbusier's famous chaise longue from 1928.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • It stands (or lays) as a comprehensive archive of the work of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, otherwise known as Le Corbusier and arguably one of the most important modernist architects of the twentieth century.


  • I thought it was designed by Le Corbusier, which is not quite true, but for Brits it certainly evoked the France of his generation - of Jean Gabin, Jacques Tati or Cartier Bresson.

    BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition

  • To speak of Le Corbusier as dystopian and mechanical is to miss the point entirely of his architecture.

    Lived-in Future, Part 2

  • Social improvement was a central tenet in the rise of modern 20th-century architecture in Europe, though today's practitioners approach the globe's massive poverty without grand, city-obliterating heroic gestures -- such as Le Corbusier's proposal to bulldoze a large swath of Paris. -- Top News


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Name is from French verb courber - to bend. A force much as a human being

    October 24, 2010