Le CorbusierVertical Tabs Works Video The World of Le Corbusier: Collages and Drawings Video of The World of Le Corbusier: Collages and Drawings Biographyhttp://www.fondationlecorbusier.fr/corbuweb/default.aspxBorn Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, the Swiss-born artist and architect better known as Le Corbusier made his name after moving to Paris in 1917. Together with the French painter Amédée Ozenfant he created and led a variation of the Cubist movement called Purism, where objects are represented as elementary forms devoid of detail. After 1925 the movement gave way to melodic figural compositions which would leave a lasting impact on the future generations of Abstract Expressionists. Le Corbusier’s influence has few parallels within the 20th century; his unique and visionary approach to art and architecture established a new modern vision for living that has become an integral part of 21st century life. Drawing remained a central aspect of Le Corbusier’s multi-faceted artistic practice throughout his career as a means through which to express himself in a more personal manner, and as a vehicle through which to attain a pure form of poetry. It was an indispensable medium not only for communicating his utopian architectural visions but also for exercising his artistic and purely plastic ideas.