“white walls, designer dresses” by mark wigley

mark wigley explains the notion of white favored by le Corbusier..  ” whole moral, ethical, functional and technical superiority of architecture is seen to hang on the whiteness of its surfaces.” and yet wigley argues, to imbue white with a sacredness is to indulge in a “very particular fantasy. it is the mark of a certain desire, the seemingly innocuous calling card of an unspoken obsession.” far from being “above fashion”, as so many achromatic devotees and their architects fancy themselves to be, they in their white worlds are in fact the very epitome of fashion. corbu becomes calvin, vice versa.

source: colors,architecture in detail by james mccown.

le corbusier