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Art Humanities Primary Source Reading 52Le Corbusier/Pierre Jeanneret"FIVE POINTS TOWARDS A NEW ARCHITECTURE," 1926The theoretical considerations set out below are based on many years of practical experience on buildingsites.Theory demands concise formulation.The following points in no way relate to aesthetic fantasies or a striving for fashionable effects, butconcern architectural facts that imply an entirely new kind of building, from the dwelling house to palatial edifices.1. The supports. To solve a problem scientifically means in the first place to distinguish between itselements. Hence in the case of a building a distinction can immediately be made between the supporting and thenon-supporting elements. The earlier foundations, on which the building rested without a mathematical check, arereplaced by individual foundations and the walls by individual supports. Both supports and support foundationsare precisely calculated according to the burdens they are called upon to carry. Thes...