Le Corbusier and the Occult Book

Le Corbusier and the Occult


  • Author : Jan Birksted
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262026482

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Le Corbusier and the Occult Book Description :

Revealing the secret sources of Le Corbusier's architecture--concealed by the architect and undiscovered by scholars until now.

Le Corbusier Book
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Le Corbusier


  • Author : Stanislaus von Moos
  • Publisher : 010 Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN 10 : 9789064506420

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Le Corbusier Book Description :

Originally published in Germany in 1968, this first comprehensive and critical survey of Le Corbusier's life and work soon became the standard text on the architect and polymath. French, Spanish, English, Japanese and Korean editions followed, but the book has now been out of print for almost two decades. In the meantime, Le Corbusier's archives in Paris have become available for research, resulting in an avalanche of scholarship. Von Moos' critical take and the basic criteria by which the subject is organized and historicized remain surprisingly pertinent in the context of this recent jungle of Corbusier studies. This new, completely revised edition is based on the 1979 version published in English by the MIT Press but offers a substantially updated body of illustrations. Each of the seven chapters is supplemented by a critical survey of recent scholarship on the respective issues. An updated edition of this acclaimed book, an essential read for students of architecture and architectural history.

Le Corbusier  1887 1965 Book
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Le Corbusier 1887 1965


  • Author : Jean-Louis Cohen
  • Publisher : Taschen
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 3822835358

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Le Corbusier 1887 1965 Book Description :

Architectural poetry in the machine age Born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, Le Corbusier (1887-1965) adopted his famous pseudonym after publishing his ideas in the review L'Esprit Nouveau in 1920. The few buildings he was able to design during the 1920s, when he also spent much of his time painting and writing, brought him to the forefront of modern architecture, though it wasn't until after World War II that his epoch-making buildings were constructed, such as the Uniti d'Habitation in Marseilles and the Church of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp. Basic Architecture features: Each title contains approximately 120 images, including photographs, sketches, drawings, and floor plans Introductory essays explore the architect's life and work, touching on family and background as well as collaborations with other architects The body presents the most important works in chronological order, with descriptions of client and/or architect wishes, construction problems, and resolutions.

Le Corbusier Book

Le Corbusier


  • Author : William J. R. Curtis
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Architects
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106007545400

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Le Corbusier Book Description :

Le Corbusier has been one of the dominant forces in 20th century architecture, and many of the forms he created have become archetypes of modernism. This book provides a comprehensive survey that puts Le Corbusier's career into a balanced perspective.

Toward an Architecture Book

Toward an Architecture


  • Author : Le Corbusier
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN 10 : 0892368225

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Toward an Architecture Book Description :

Published in 1923, Toward an Architecture had an immediate impact on architects throughout Europe and remains a foundational text for students and professionals. Le Corbusier urges readers to cease thinking of architecture as a matter of historical styles and instead open their eyes to the modern world. Simultaneously a historian, critic, and prophet, he provocatively juxtaposes views of classical Greece and Renaissance Rome with images of airplanes, cars, and ocean liners. Le Corbusier's slogans--such as "the house is a machine for living in"--and philosophy changed how his contemporaries saw the relationship between architecture, technology, and history. This edition includes a new translation of the original text, a scholarly introduction, and background notes that illuminate the text and illustrations.

The Le Corbusier Guide Book

The Le Corbusier Guide


  • Author : Deborah Gans
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-05-16
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483135779

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The Le Corbusier Guide Book Description :

The Le Corbusier Guide presents the architecture of Le Corbusier. The focus is on Paris given that it is his adopted city and the place where he came of age. Within its environs is a representative sample of his built work. It contains most of his purist houses, and an early foray away from the crisp surfaces of Purism. This itinerary follows the outlines of Le Corbusier's life's work. Beginning at his birthplace in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the route continues to Paris, to the perimeter of France, and finally to the international scene architects, architecture, Paris. Also presented are Le Corbusier's work in Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, United States, Argentina, Brazil, Tunisia, Iraq, Japan, USSR, and India. The itinerary includes not only the buildings but also the process of getting from one to the next. On the ""open road"" it is a pleasure to remember Le Corbusier's own joy of self-propulsion in the automobile, efficiency, and speed in the train; and the thrill of flight as he experienced it with the poet of flight, Antoine de Saint Exupery. All these mimetic pleasures are ancillary to the experience of the buildings in situ in their complex relationship to local landscape, national spirit, and international vision.

Le Corbusier Before Le Corbusier Book
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Le Corbusier Before Le Corbusier


  • Author : Le Corbusier
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300093575

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Le Corbusier Before Le Corbusier Book Description :

In his numerous writings, Le Corbusier remained uncharacteristically silent about his early career. This text examines his nascent years as a designer and architect, focusing on the period from 1907 to 1922 - the year he changed his name from Charles Edouard Jeanneret and established his identity as Le Corbusier. The contributors to the book offer an account of Le Corbusier's formative years and the cultural, intellectual and artistic concerns that absorbed him as a young artist in Switzerland and Paris.

Le Corbusier and the Concept of Self Book

Le Corbusier and the Concept of Self


  • Author : Simon Richards
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 0300095651

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Le Corbusier and the Concept of Self Book Description :

Although Le Corbusier never explicitly defined his concept of self, Richards finds extensive evidence of it in the urbanist's writings and work. Richards argues that Le Corbusier was indebted to Enlightenment philosopher Blaise Pascal, who believed the individual should withdraw from society and meditate in solitude on the nature of God and self. Le Corbusier's cities were designed accordingly to isolate people in cell-like apartments for the purpose of spiritual self-exploration. Richards explores Le Corbusier's position in 20th-century intellectual life in the light of this fresh understanding, and he identifies a previously unrecognized alignment between the thought of Le Corbusier and of such figures as Albert Camus and Georges Bataille.

Le Corbusier in America Book
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Le Corbusier in America


  • Author : Mardges Bacon
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 0262523426

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Le Corbusier in America Book Description :

In this study of Le Corbusier's American tour, Mardges Bacon reconstructs his encounter with America in all its fascinating detail. It presents a critical history of the tour as well as a nuanced and intimate portrait of the architect.

Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier Book
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Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier


  • Author : Richard A. Etlin
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 0719040612

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Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier Book Description :

Examines the principles of progressive 19th-century thought - the architectural system, the picturesque, philosophical eclecticism and the spirit of the times - in relation to 19th- and 20th-century architecture, and demonstrates their importance to the work of Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier.