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06 October 2020

Le Corbusier and the Dolomites

Charles-Edouard Jeannere was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland on 6 October 1887. He then introduced himself to the world under the pseudonym Le Corbusier. He is considered to be the master of the Modern Movement and he is, without a doubt, the most prominent figure in the complex architectural panorama of the 20th century: an adroit architect who erected a legend around himself and he exercised and continues to have a huge influence on the generations that succeeded him. He was the one who declared that ‘the Dolomites are the most beautiful architecture of the world’ and, today, this declaration is repeated whenever the Dolomites are mentioned in conjunction with UNESCO. The Dolomites exude a much-prized beauty. However, to ensure they continue to do so, it is necessary go beyond associating them only with the architectural concept of volume, as is done exclusively, incessantly and constantly. Instead, they should be associated with nature.