California Literary Review

Profile of Alain de Botton

Articles written for the California Literary Review:

  • Architecture and Modernism
    Posted on 26 Mar 2007 in Architecture, Art & Design

    For Le Corbusier, true, great architecture – meaning, architecture motivated by the quest for efficiency – was more likely to be found in a 40,000-kilowatt electricity turbine or a low-pressure ventilating fan. It was to these machines that his books accorded the reverential photographs which previous architectural writers had reserved for cathedrals and opera houses.

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