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From the award-winning author of Wrestling with Moses comes a fascinating, accessible biography of the most important architect of the twentieth century. Modern Man is a riveting biography of Le Corbusier—a man who invented new ways of building and thinking. Modern Man is a penetrating psychological portrait of a true genius and constant self-inventor, as well as a sweeping tale filled with exotic locales, sex and celebrity (he was a lover of Josephine Baker), and high-stakes projects. In Flint's telling, 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 never seen before. His legacy remains controversial today, as the world grapples with how to house its skyrocketing urban population and the cult of the "starchitect" continues to grow.
Modern Man is for listeners fascinated by the complex personal lives and outsized visions of both groundbreaking artists and dazzling, charismatic innovators like Steve Jobs.
About the Author: Anthony Flint is a fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and a veteran journalist for the Boston Globe, the Atlantic, and many other publications. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a policy adviser on planning and development for the Massachusetts state government. He is the author of Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took On New York’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City and This Land: The Battle over Sprawl and the Future of America.
Title: Modern Man
Publisher: Brilliance Audio Lib Edn
Publication Date: 2014
Book Condition: New
Book Description Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, 2014. Compact Disc. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.50x7.12x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1491529237