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. . . and I had just been pondering the differences between Wright's aesthetic and that of the Europeans he inspired but who took a different path to
modernism. To make an architecture with finessed detail, or to minimize "decorative" detail in favor of planes of non-material -- opaque, translucent,
solid -- and space, as the experience. Two poles of a single new way of thinking about artistic building ?
We see Le Corbusier taking a modulated position somewhere between (and incorporating both) principled restraint of effect on the one hand and
romantic appeal on the other; his surfaces alternate between flat and white -- or other solid color -- and textured and "alive" -- in a way that might have
influenced the work of Marcel Breuer. It certainly can't be said of the mature Corbu that he isn't interested in "the material" . . .
And for a change of pace, every August Le Corbusier retreated to his Cabanon:
http://www.fondationlecorbusier.fr/corb ... arentId=64
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2012 ... rance-nice