Pierre Jeanneret

France, 1896


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Pierre Jeanneret was born in 1896, in Geneva, and graduated from the Geneva School of Fine Arts in 1921 and moved to Paris the same year. Since then, he became his cousin Le Corbusier’s closest associate and is perhaps better known for this collaboration. Together, in 1926, they wrote a manifesto explaining their architectural aesthetic vision, entitled “Five Steps Towards a New Style of Architecture”. With this book they created a new type of architectural work, breaking with old methods seen at the time as archaic.

Source: Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

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