The Beauty Ever New Podcast

Renewing Culture through Catholic Art and Architecture

4: Architecture is Sick -Show Notes


  1. Church architecture underwent rapid change starting in the 50's but accelarating to dizzying speeds in the 60's and 70's.
  2. Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, a.k.a. Le Corbusier, was one of the founding fathers of modern architecture along with Mies Van der Rohe and Walter Gropius.
  3. St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Houston built in 1978. Designed by Charles Tapley, FAIA.
  4. A machine for living in. The Villa Savoye was an examplary case study that incorporated all five points of architecture as outlined by Le Corbusier. Here a detail of the internal stair, echoes an ocean liner.
  5. The Seagram building in New York City by Mies Van der Rohe became the model for corporate high rise architecture for decades to come.


Learn more:
Five Points of architecture illustrated: watch
Towards a New Architecture book by Le Corbusier: get it here
Notre Dame du Haut Chapel by Le Corbusier: see it here

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