The Savage Metaphysician: Kanye West, Le Corbusier, and the Historical Transcendence of Style

“Architecture,” Kanye answered when asked about the inspiration for the Yeezus album in 2013. Specifically, a lamp by Franco-Swiss architectural visionary Le Corbusier that he bought for one hundred thousand dollars. As the Marxist mystic Walter Benjamin wrote, months before killing himself in Spain while fleeing from the Nazis, “Fashion has a nose for the … More The Savage Metaphysician: Kanye West, Le Corbusier, and the Historical Transcendence of Style