Modern Man: The Life of Le Corbusier: A talk with Anthony Flint
Author Anthony Flint will discuss his newest biography, Modern Man: The Life of Le Corbusier, Architect of Tomorrow, of Le Corbusier, a man who invented groundbreaking ways of thinking and building. In Flint’s riveting account, Le 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 unprecedented. Flint identifies several lessons from the master that can and should be applied in the 21st century, including innovative housing-design techniques to inform microhousing and the type of large-scale planning necessary to mitigate havoc in the developing world’s burgeoning cities.
Anthony Flint, author of Modern Man: The Life of Le Corbusier, Architect of Tomorrow, is a fellow and director of public affairs at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. He has been a journalist for 30 years, primarily at The Boston Globe, a policy advisor on smart growth for Massachusetts state government, a visiting scholar and Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and a fellow at The American Library in Paris and the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center.
Image: Pavillon Le Corbusier, Creative Commons License, modified, Photo: Roland ZH; Cover artwork from Modern Man: The Life of Le Corbusier