Swimming Toward The Sun

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Le Corbusier was arguably the 20th century's greatest ARCHITECT, an idealist whose 'white cube' houses and visionary writings brought him worldwide acclaim. Yet increasingly, as he grew older, he claimed a connection with the Cathars, a group of medieval catholic heretics. Jonathan Glancey explores the reasons why Le Corbusier, a renowned modernist and an atheist from a protestant background claim an affinity with a persecuted 13th century sect, and looks at the effect this spiritual bond had on his life and work.