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Stone Age Modernist DEAN HAWKES Le Corbusier, the Noble Savage: Toward an Archaeology of Modernism by Adolf Max Vogt. mit Press, 1998. 365pp. £24.95

'If one is asked what distinguishes Le Corbusier from other avant- gardists of his generation,' (writes Adolf Max Vogt) 'one possible answer might be that, while Le Corbusier's house is white and cubical and 'cool' like the houses of the other avant-gardists, only he insisted to the end of his life on lifting his house if possible completely on stilts (pilotis) and making it a boite en l'air (box up in the air). This is what I explore here.'

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