Benton, Tim (2012). Funktionnel. In: Torres, Jorge ed. Le Corbusier Mise au Point. Memorias Culturales. Valencia: General de Ediciones de Arquitectura, pp. 253–268.


This is a completely new study, based on archival sources, of Le Corbusier's changing attitude to functionalism within the Modern Movement in architecture in the 1930s. Located in a lecture tour to Amsterdam and some observations of the Dutch landscape from the air, the chapter discloses Le Corbusier's increasing scepticism of the functional approach to architecture, rejecting both the Dutch modernists' approach and some of his own earlier ideas, including the Five Points for a New Architecture (1927).

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