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Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, later called Le Corbusier, was one of the most influential architects, theoreticians, and designers of the twentieth century. Born in Switzerland, he adopted the pseudonym Le Corbusier c.1920 and became a French citizen in 1930. His work covered architecture, painting, urban planning, theoretical writings, and product design. Originally trained as a watch case engraver, he was encouraged to study architecture and became interested in Arts and Crafts principles.
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