Dead icons

The Voisin was Le Corbusier’s favourite car – the company sponsored his notorious plan for Paris’s reconstruction and inspired his own Voiture Minimum, as well as some eccentric speculations. Here’s a gallery of Voisin Automobiles currently on show at the Mullin Automotive Museum in California, courtesy of Autoblog. We especially like the 1923 Voisin Type C6 Course “Laboratoire”, a racing special that has been laboriously reconstructed. Here’s a link to a detailed essay of this particular car, the first to be designed by Andre Lefebvre (as well as a subscriber-only article at Veloce Today), who went on to design the great DS.


Many tributes to Oscar Niemeyer are being assembled around the web. Here’s a link to a few: Archinect / BBC News / The Guardian / Building Design / Domus / Dezeen / Norman Foster / Daily Telegraph. Photographer Leonardo Finotti has an extensive portfolio of Niemeyer’s work, old and new, built up over many years.

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