LE CORBUSIER -internationally influential Swiss architect and city planner, whose designs combine the functionalism of the modern movement with a bold, sculptural expressionism. In his architecture he joined the functionalist aspirations of his generation with a strong sense of expressionism. He was the first architect to make a studied use of rough-cast concrete, a technique that satisfied his taste for asceticism.

14 Facts You Didn't Know About Le Corbusier

LE CORBUSIER -internationally influential Swiss architect and city planner, whose designs combine the functionalism of the modern movement with a bold, sculptural expressionism. In his architecture he joined the functionalist aspirations of his generation with a strong sense of expressionism. He was the first architect to make a studied use of rough-cast concrete, a technique that satisfied his taste for asceticism.

MARLON BRANDO was quite simply one of the most celebrated and influential screen and stage actors of the postwar era; he rewrote the rules of performing, and nothing was ever the same again. Brooding, lusty, and intense, his greatest contribution was popularizing Method acting, a highly interpretive performance style which brought unforeseen dimensions of power and depth to the craft; in comparison, most other screen icons appeared shallow, even a little silly.

MARLON BRANDO was quite simply one of the most celebrated and influential screen and stage actors of the postwar era; he rewrote the rules of performing, and nothing was ever the same again. Brooding, lusty, and intense, his greatest contribution was popularizing Method acting, a highly interpretive performance style which brought unforeseen dimensions of power and depth to the craft; in comparison, most other screen icons appeared shallow, even a little silly.

FRANZ KAFKA is renowned for his visionary and profoundly enigmatic stories that often present a grotesque vision of the world in which individuals burdened with guilt, isolation, and anxiety make a futile search for personal salvation. The hopelessness and absurdity populating his works are seen as emblematic of existentialism.

Franz Kafka, la metamorfosis de la existencia

FRANZ KAFKA is renowned for his visionary and profoundly enigmatic stories that often present a grotesque vision of the world in which individuals burdened with guilt, isolation, and anxiety make a futile search for personal salvation. The hopelessness and absurdity populating his works are seen as emblematic of existentialism.

JORGE LUIS BORGES was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator.His work embraces the "character of unreality in all literature". His works have contributed to the genre of science fiction as well as the genre of magic realism. Scholars have also suggested that Borges's progressive blindness helped him to create innovative literary symbols through imagination. READ the short story House of Asterion-click on image

JORGE LUIS BORGES was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator.His work embraces the "character of unreality in all literature". His works have contributed to the genre of science fiction as well as the genre of magic realism. Scholars have also suggested that Borges's progressive blindness helped him to create innovative literary symbols through imagination. READ the short story House of Asterion-click on image

PINK FLOYD is a rock band that achieved international success with their progressive and psychedelic rock music marked by the use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, and elaborate live shows. Experimenting with concept albums and innovative studio effects and breaking free of conventional pop-song formats, Pink Floyd prefigured the progressive rock of the Seventies and ambient music of the Eighties.

PINK FLOYD is a rock band that achieved international success with their progressive and psychedelic rock music marked by the use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, and elaborate live shows. Experimenting with concept albums and innovative studio effects and breaking free of conventional pop-song formats, Pink Floyd prefigured the progressive rock of the Seventies and ambient music of the Eighties.

SAMUEL BECKETT trades in plot, characterization, and final solution, which had hitherto been the hallmarks of drama, for a series of concrete stage images. Language is useless, for he creates a mythical universe peopled by lonely creatures who struggle vainly to express the unexpressable. His characters exist in a terrible dreamlike vacuum, overcome by an overwhelming sense of bewilderment and grief, grotesquely attempting some form of communication, then crawling on, endlessly.

SAMUEL BECKETT trades in plot, characterization, and final solution, which had hitherto been the hallmarks of drama, for a series of concrete stage images. Language is useless, for he creates a mythical universe peopled by lonely creatures who struggle vainly to express the unexpressable. His characters exist in a terrible dreamlike vacuum, overcome by an overwhelming sense of bewilderment and grief, grotesquely attempting some form of communication, then crawling on, endlessly.

TOM WAITS has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car. "With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music. Lyrically, Waits' songs frequently present atmospheric portrayals of grotesque, often seedy characters…

TOM WAITS has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car. "With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music. Lyrically, Waits' songs frequently present atmospheric portrayals of grotesque, often seedy characters…

MARCEL DUCHAMP  -The only beauty that Duchamp is interested in is the beauty of "indifference": a beauty free at last from the notion of beauty...The figures Kafka, De Chirico, and others take their inspiration from the human body; those of Duchamp are mechanical devices and their humanity is not corporeal.....They are ideas or, better still, relations -in the phyiscal sense, and also in the sexual and linguistic; they are propositions and, by virtue of the law of meta-irony…

MARCEL DUCHAMP -The only beauty that Duchamp is interested in is the beauty of "indifference": a beauty free at last from the notion of beauty...The figures Kafka, De Chirico, and others take their inspiration from the human body; those of Duchamp are mechanical devices and their humanity is not corporeal.....They are ideas or, better still, relations -in the phyiscal sense, and also in the sexual and linguistic; they are propositions and, by virtue of the law of meta-irony…

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