— Noted.

Le Corbusier’s grave.


Photo by Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin.

I am in love with this op-ed piece by Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin.
The first time I went to Paris, I was in my early 20s and visited this house by Le Corbusier. It left an impression, realizing the full weight of an architect’s work/vision, walking around the physical space. Simultaneously, a physical space that imbues a person’s perspective = a sweet melancholy. It’s a feeling I can’t not associate with now when I hear or see his name.

An excerpt:
“How nice it would be to die swimming toward the sun,” Corbu is quoted as saying twice.

When Corbu was 77 years old his doctor forbade him to take long swims. He mostly followed this advice, except on the morning of Aug. 27, 1965. People saw him struggling to climb the rocks, but he waved them off. Later, his body floated to shore.

His death was not ruled a suicide, but it seemed to be, like the rest of his life, designed.

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