POTD: Corbusier #8

POTD: Corbusier #8Corbusier #8 Paris, France 2013

Walther Gropius was the founder of the Bauhaus School, the most influential modernist art school of the 20th century. In 1913 he published an article The Development of Industrial Buildings which included a number of photographs of columnar concrete American grain elevators. These grain elevator photos greatly influenced Le Corbusier.  Their simple shapes and large unadorned expanses of concrete became a dominant characteristic of Corbusier’s designs. Having photographed grain elevators extensively, to a large degree because of my attraction to the light as it plays across their simple geometries, it’s no surprise I also found Corbusier’s work equally interesting.]]>