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Sunday, April 9, 2017

ARGENTINA / BELGIUM / FRANCE / GERMANY / INDIA / JAPAN / SWITZERLAND - The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement

"Chosen from the work of Le Corbusier, the 17 sites comprising this transnational serial property are spread over seven countries and are a testimonial to the invention of a new architectural language that made a break with the past. They were built over a period of a half-century, in the course of what Le Corbusier described as “patient research”. The Complexe du Capitole in Chandigarh (India), the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (Japan), the House of Dr Curutchet in La Plata (Argentina) and the Unité d’habitation in Marseille (France) reflect the solutions that the Modern Movement sought to apply during the 20th century to the challenges of inventing new architectural techniques to respond to the needs of society. These masterpieces of creative genius also attest to the internationalization of architectural practice across the planet." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1: Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France



"I visited the site and there are still nuns living there", shares Marie.
Thank you so much Marie for sharing with me this postcard!


Postcard 2: Maisons de la Weissenhof-SiedlungGermany



I am very happy because this postcard completes
my UNESCO postcards collection from Germany!
On the bottom left shows the Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung.
Thank you so much Svenja for sharing this with me!


Postcard 3: Chandigarh Capitol Complex, India



Thank you so much for this wonderful postcard (with great stamps as well), Pulkit!
Hats off to Le Corbusier!

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