Thankyou kindly for your salutations my Lord, it is an honour to receive such personal greetings from such an esteemed Dieselpunk veteran yourself.
I must thank you in turn for your own boundless research efforts. Your collection of images and sources on your blog has never ceased to fill me with wonder and give much inspiration for my comrades and I.
Fair enough. I wouldn't want him as a housemate and I certainly wouldn't want to live in the giant white apartment blocks along some lifeless avenue (always depicted with the lone airplane high overhead), but this early work is full of brio and makes a great argument against the baroque and romantic effusions of the era just behind him. He's brilliant on the design genius of the modern engineering miracles (cruise ships, diesel trains, race cars, etc) and brilliant too on the perfection of Michelangelo. But he's not to everyone's taste certainly.
By the way, have you ever heard of a book by Le Corbusier, called Towards A New Architecture (Vers Une Architecture, in French)? It's a wonderful, witty, crazed call to arms for exactly the aesthetic of dieselpunk. He might have been in fact the first dieselpunk. Check it out. 1919 is the pub date. Dover Books publishes it in the US.