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“They say in L.A. there are only two methods of transportation-

car and ambulance.”

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–Unknown

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Auto traffic on Wilshire Boulevard during rush hour with sign for the WESTLAKE THEATRE looming in the background --ca. 1938.

Auto traffic on Wilshire Boulevard during rush hour with sign for the WESTLAKE THEATRE looming in the background --ca. 1938.

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Service attendant pumping gasoline into Ford sedan as woman watches at gas pumps covered by the wing of a large permanently parked airplane, on Wilshire Boulevard --circa 1938.

Service attendant pumping gasoline into Ford sedan as woman watches at gas pumps covered by the wing of a large permanently parked airplane, on Wilshire Boulevard --circa 1938.

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Motorist in his car making a transaction at the drive up window of a bank --ca. 1938.

Motorist in his car making a transaction at the drive up window of a bank --ca. 1938.

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Muller Brothers Service Station's white uniformed attendents pumping gas & inflating tires on a fancy convertible while their uniformed African-Amer. conterparts wield rags as they polish the windshield & chrome --ca. 1938.

Muller Brothers Service Station's white uniformed attendents pumping gas & inflating tires on a fancy convertible while their uniformed African-Amer. conterparts wield rags as they polish the windshield & chrome --ca. 1938.

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“Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.”
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–Le Corbusier

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Le Corbusier

Architect Le Corbusier sitting in chair & holding book in hands-- Paris France 1965.

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“To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects.”

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–Le Corbusier

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Le Corbusier

Architect Le Corbusier working on project for French ministry of reconstruction in his Paris atelier-- Paris, France 1965.

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“The home should be the treasure chest of living.”

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–Le Corbusier

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Le Corbusier

Architect Le Corbusier sitting in chair with book in hands, glasses perched on his forehead-- Paris, France 1965.

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“I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.”

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–Le Corbusier

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Swiss architect Le Corbusier leaning down to write w. his glasses pushed back on his forehead-- Venice, Italy 1952.

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“Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.”


–Le Corbusier

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