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Modern Man

The Life of Le Corbusier, Architect of Tomorrow

By Anthony Flint
Narrated by Mel Foster / 8 hours 36 minutes

From the award-winning author of Wrestling with Moses comes a fascinating, accessible biography of the most important architect of the twentieth century.

Modern Man is a riveting biography of Le Corbusier—a man who invented new ways of building and thinking. Modern Man is a penetrating psychological portrait of a true genius and constant self-inventor, as well as a sweeping tale filled with exotic locales, sex and celebrity (he was a lover of Josephine Baker), and high-stakes projects. In Flint's telling, Corbusier isn't just the grandfather of modern architecture but a man who sought to remake the world according to his vision, dispelling the Victorian style and replacing it with something never seen before. His legacy remains controversial today, as the world grapples with how to house its skyrocketing urban population and the cult of the "starchitect" continues to grow.

Modern Man is for listeners fascinated by the complex personal lives and outsized visions of both groundbreaking artists and dazzling, charismatic innovators like Steve Jobs.

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Author
Narrator Mel Foster
ISBN 9781491529553
Length 8 hours 36 minutes
Language English
Publisher Brilliance Audio
Publication Date
Abridged No
Libro.fm Rank #51,552 Overall
Genre Rank #3,089 in Biography & Memoir
 

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