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Croft Institute for International Studies
The regime of settler-colonialism present in Algeria during the French Third Republic (1870-1940) facilitated a certain mythos of Republican French renewal. Given the value French culture places on aesthetics, the colonial architecture and urban forms in French colonies was treated quite seriously. the intense political conflict and directed acculturation which characterised European imperialism, the colonial city brings many of the interactions between culture and politics into sharp relief. This thesis adds to the previous literature concerning colonial urbanism by examining the colonial ideologies embedded within Le Corbusier's master plans for Algiers. His work remains influential and controversial within architecture and urban theory. Using a comparative approach this thesis contends that colonialism, and specifically racialized colonial violence, is inseparable from Le Corbusier’s work.
Bleeker, Thomas, "Assimilation, Association, And Modernism In The Urbanism Of The French Third Republic" (2021). Honors Theses. 1910.
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