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Time on their side

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As the news pages briefly noted last week, Time magazine has at last produced its definitive guide to the top 100 'artists and entertainers' of the twentieth century. Architect of the century is Le Corbusier, with Frank Lloyd Wright as runner-up. 'We must start again from zero,' said the tireless proselytiser Corbu. 'I live like a monk and hate to show myself, but I have been called to all countries of the world to do battle,' he mused. As far as Britain is concerned, Charlie Chaplin, T S Eliot (he took out British citizenship) and The Beatles are also nominated, but one architect only in a list of designers of five buildings 'likely to outlive us all' - Sir Norman Foster (for the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank). Poor Walter Gropius doesn't get a look-in, nor indeed Philip Johnson, the nonagenarian who has chosen as his epitaph: 'He was not America's greatest architect, but he was its most influential.' Better luck next survey, Phil.

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