Widely acclaimed as the most influential architect of the 20th Century, Le Corbusier's radical ideas for reinventing modern living - from private villas to large-scale social housing - still resonate today.
The Barbican in London is celebrating his life with an exhibition, concerts, films and talks.
Evan Davis met the centre's Head of Art Galleries Kate Bush, and the Guardian's architecture critic Jonathan Glancey, to look closer at Le Corbusier's work, and see how the Barbican itself is was built in the Corbusian style.
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Music: Earthflow by Ruth Barrett / Mechanism by Nick Bardoni and Steve Warr.
Archive images courtesy FLC/DACS.
Slideshow by Paul Kerley. Publication date 18 February 2009.