Tim Benton, Le Corbusier There is a preconception, backed by a growing literature, that Modernist architects had trouble meeting the psychological and physical need for comfort and enclosure of ordinary people. Architects tend to perceive architectural value in visual terms whereas, for most people, the other senses are more important in producing a sense of well-being. Furthermore, Modernism imposed an attitude to the use of 'modern' materials which gave Modernist houses the appearance of being 'unnatural' and abstract. Tim Benton's talk considers these ideas, on both a domestic and urban scale, through the eyes of Le Corbusier between 1928 and 1935. Further Reading Benton, Tim. 2003. The petite maison de weekend and the Parisian suburbs. In Le Corbusier and the architecture of reinvention, edited by M. Mostafavi. London: AA Publishing:118-139. Benton, Tim. 2005. 'Creating Utopia' and 'Modernism and Nature'. In Modernism, edited by C. Wilk. London: V&A Publications, 2006 (April) Passanti, F. 1997. 'The vernacular, Modernism and le Corbusier'. JSAH 56 (4):438-51. Le Corbusier.  1967. The radiant city; elements of a doctrine of urbanism to be used as the basis of our machine-age civilization. New York: Orion Press.