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Purism, referring to the arts, was a movement that took place between 1918 and 1925 that influenced French painting and architecture. Purism was led by "Amédée Ozenfant and "Charles Edouard Jeanneret (Le Corbusier). Ozenfant and Le Corbusier created a variation of "Cubist movement and called it Purism.[1]

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Amédée Ozenfant[edit]

"Amédée Ozenfant was the creator (along with Le Corbusier) of Purism. In Susan Ball's book, Ball explains that Purism was an attempt to restore regularity in a war-torn France post World War I.[1]

L'Esprit Nouveau[edit]

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L'Esprit Nouveau, No. 1, October 1920. Edited by Paul Dermée and Michel Seuphor, later by Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (Le Corbusier) and Amédée Ozenfant. Published by Éditions de l'Esprit Nouveau, Paris

Ozenfant and Le Corbusier ran an art magazine called L’ Esprit Nouveau spanning from 1920 to 1925 that was used as propaganda towards their Purist movement.[1]

Purist Manifesto[edit]

The Purist Manifesto helps describe rules that Ozenfant and Le Corbusier created to govern the Purist movement.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Ball, Susan (1981). Ozenfant and Purism: The Evolution of a Style 1915–1930. Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press. p. 213. 

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