Le Corbusier Architect of Books

Using unpublished archive material, Catherine de Smet traces the process by which these books emerged and makes it possible to discover the great construction architect as a book artist.

Le Corbusier  Architect of Books

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Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers

ISBN: 9783037780343

Page: 128

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Le Corbusier`s buildings have long been part of the inalienable canon of 20th century architecture. But le Corbusier`s work as a book designer and author is scarcely known, and has hitherto not been acknowledged - Le Corbusier meticulously planned and realized over 40 books in his lifetime. Architect of Books shows that Le Corbuiser accorded great importance to books as an essential part of his output. Using unpublished archive material, Catherine de Smet traces the process by which these books emerged and makes it possible to discover the great construction architect as a book artist.

Le Corbusier

A detailed biography and analysis of the work of Le Corbusier, one of the most influential architects of the 20th century.

Le Corbusier

Author: Le Corbusier

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Page: 368

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A detailed biography and analysis of the work of Le Corbusier, one of the most influential architects of the 20th century.

Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier is probably the most famous architect of the 20th century.

Le Corbusier

Author: Kenneth Frampton

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780500203415

Page: 240

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Le Corbusier's ideas and works constitute the greatest single influence in the development of architecture in the 20th century. His passionately expressed philosophy has had an enormous effect on the urban fabric and the way we live. Weaving through his long and prolific life are certain recurrent themes - his perennial drive towards new types of dwelling, from the early white villas to the Unite d'Habitation at Marseilles; his evolving concepts of urban form, including the Plan Voisin of 1925; and his belief in a new technocratic order.

Le Corbusier

The most influential architect of the 20th century, Le Corbusier has shaped the world in which we live. This book celebrates his vision of architecture as an expression of the human spirit, as inspiring as painting, music and poetry

Le Corbusier

Author: Jean Jenger

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780500300671

Page: 159

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The most influential architect of the 20th century, Le Corbusier has shaped the world in which we live. This book celebrates his vision of architecture as an expression of the human spirit, as inspiring as painting, music and poetry

Toward an Architecture

This edition includes a new translation of the original text, a scholarly introduction, and background notes that illuminate the text and illustrations.

Toward an Architecture

Author: Le Corbusier

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892368228

Page: 341

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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.

Le Corbusier

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Le Corbusier

Author: Flora Samuel

Publisher: Academy Press

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Page: 174

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This is a revealing book which, for the first time, investigates the central influence of feminism in the work of Le Corbusier; one of the most important and revered architects of all time. The text covers Le Corbusier’s upbringing and training and sets this in the context of the cultural atmosphere of his time, covering issues of gender and religion. It reveals aspects of his private life such as personal relationships, which have barely been explored before as no biography currently exists. Furthermore, the author reveals, for the first time in print, a previously undiscovered and unpublished Le Corbusier building, making this book an incredibly significant addition to existing literature on the great man. In short, the new evidence and theories contained in this volume amount to major revelations about this hugely revered and central architectural figure of the 20th Century.

The Le Corbusier Guide

The Le Corbusier Guide presents the architecture of Le Corbusier.

The Le Corbusier Guide

Author: Deborah Gans

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483135772

Page: 192

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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 1887 1965

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.

Le Corbusier  1887 1965

Author: Jean-Louis Cohen

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783822835357

Page: 96

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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.

Towards a New Architecture

Pioneering manifesto by founder of "International School." Technical and aesthetic theories, views of industry, economics, relation of form to function, "mass-production split," and much more. Profusely illustrated.

Towards a New Architecture

Author: Le Corbusier

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486315649

Page: 320

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Pioneering manifesto by founder of "International School." Technical and aesthetic theories, views of industry, economics, relation of form to function, "mass-production split," and much more. Profusely illustrated.

Modern Man

Draws on archival research and new interviews to present a biography of the renowned architect, shedding light on the details of his most important projects, his artistic process, and his complicated legacy.

Modern Man

Author: Anthony Flint

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544262220

Page: 256

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Draws on archival research and new interviews to present a biography of the renowned architect, shedding light on the details of his most important projects, his artistic process, and his complicated legacy.

The Architectonic Colour

This book is an account of a significant aspect of Le Corbusier's work - the relationships between form and colour.

The Architectonic Colour

Author: Jan de Heer

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 906450671X

Page: 246

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From 1918 onward, Le Corbusier, who was not only an architect but also a painter, was engaged in conceiving and generating the idea of Purism, an activity he undertook in conjunction with the painter Amédée Ozenfant. Not surprisingly, paintings were their first tangible products in this field. Their reflections on the relationship between form and colour led to the determination of the so-called 'large gamma': yellow and red ochres, earthy colours, white, black, ultramarine, and a few mixed colours derived from these. With the term 'the architectonic colour', Le Corbusier (1887-1965) referred tot he profound link between this gamma and architecture. This book is an account of a significant aspect of Le Corbusier's work. It is about the way in which he arrived at a distinctly personal architectonic polychromy in the early 1920. His youthful works had been built in a traditional style, making use of local construction method and materials, and bearing the decoration he himself had created. However, with his Purist architecture, whose principles he formulated from 1920 onward and which are expressed in his architecture until 1927, he embarked upon a radically different course. His buildings were constructed in reinforced concrete, finished with a layer of plaster and then completely painted. The colours of this paintwork were taken from the gamma mentioned above, the architectonic colours. With his ideas on the polychromy of the twenties, Le Corbusier placed himself closer to Paolo Veronese, who painted the illusion of the landscape in the villas of Palladio, than to Theo van Doesburg. After the rift between Ozenfant and Le Corbusier in 1925, the latter entered a new architectonic path and the system of Purist polychromy gradually disappeared from his new work. In the 1950s, Le Corbusier gave preference to natural polychromy - the colour of the material - above painted polychromy. Whereas polychrome painting in Purist architecture had once been a.

Le Corbusier the Dishonest Architect

This is not a book for architects, but for all those that have suffered, consciously and unconsciously, from modern architecture and have wondered how it came about.

Le Corbusier  the Dishonest Architect

Author: Malcolm Millais

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 152750736X

Page: 280

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This is not a book for architects, but for all those that have suffered, consciously and unconsciously, from modern architecture and have wondered how it came about. This was largely due to one man, an architect called Le Corbusier. For some he was a genius, but the truth is he was a sham, a fake, a charlatan whose only gift was for self-publicity. He was the most influential architect of the second half of the twentieth century; his influence overwhelmed the architectural profession on a global scale, who swallowed his publicity whole, and still hold him in awe. For the rest of the world, the mere mortals, his influence was disastrous, as traditional buildings were destroyed and replaced by featureless boxes of varying sizes, imposing a dreariness hitherto unimagined. As usual, it was the poor who suffered most as they were herded into tower-blocks. These were often grouped into estates that ringed many towns and cities, which then degenerated into high-rise slums with all the well-known attendant social problems. This book exposes the myths that surround Le Corbusier, detailing the endless failures of his proposals and his projects. These were due to his profound dishonesty, both as a person and as an architect. His legacy was an architectural profession that believed, and still believe, they were designing buildings based on logic, functionality and honesty whereas they were doing the opposite.

Le Corbusier in Detail

This is the first book to give such close attention to Le Corbusier's approach to the making of buildings.

Le Corbusier in Detail

Author: Flora Samuel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136388907

Page: 264

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This is the first book to give such close attention to Le Corbusier's approach to the making of buildings. It illustrates the ways in which Le Corbusier's details were expressive of his overall philosophical intentions. It is not a construction book in the usual sense- rather it focusses on the meaning of detail, on the ways in which detail informs the overall architectural narrative of a building. Well illustrated and containing several specially prepared scaled drawings it acts as timely reminder to both students and architects of the possibilities inherent in the most small scale tectonic gestures.

Le Corbusier and the Architectural Promenade

An in-depth treatment of a key concept in the influential 20th-century architect's work offers insight into his views about how quality architecture is experienced as a living form through which individuals roam.

Le Corbusier and the Architectural Promenade

Author: Flora Samuel

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: 9783034606073

Page: 223

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The first in - depth and authoritative treatment of a key concept in Le Corbusier's work

Le Corbusier and the Continual Revolution in Architecture

Soon after leaving La Chaux-de-Fonds for Paris, Jeanneret, in association with the Purist painter Amedee Ozenfant, gained fame in the 1920s under the nom de plume Le Corbusier, publishing the journal L'Esprit Nouveau and four seminal ...

Le Corbusier and the Continual Revolution in Architecture

Author: Charles Jencks

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Page: 381

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Soon after leaving La Chaux-de-Fonds for Paris, Jeanneret, in association with the Purist painter Amedee Ozenfant, gained fame in the 1920s under the nom de plume Le Corbusier, publishing the journal L'Esprit Nouveau and four seminal Modernist tracts: Towards a New Architecture, The City of Tomorrow, The Decorative Art of Today, and La Peinture Moderne (Modern Painting).

Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret

Le Corbusier has left an indelible mark on the architecture and intellectual landscape of the twentieth century. This book is a pioneering attempt to cover the entire Indian works of these two architects.

Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret

Author: Sarbjit Bahga

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781495906251

Page: 378

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Contemporary architecture not only in India but also around the world is indebted to Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, the Swiss-French architects. Le Corbusier has left an indelible mark on the architecture and intellectual landscape of the twentieth century. This book is a pioneering attempt to cover the entire Indian works of these two architects. Besides Chandigarh, it covers Le Corbusier's works at Ahmedabad and also Bhakra Dam at Nangal. It also discusses Pierre Jeanneret's lesser-known projects like Talwara in Punjab; Sundernagar, Pandoh and Slapper townships in Himachal Pradeshl and the Medical College at Rohtak in Haryana. It analyzes even those projects which never saw the light of the day. It examines the full and extraordinary range of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret's ideas which encompass contemporary town planning, innovative use of space and modular standardization. With a rich, explanatory and penetrating text, this treatise is a retrospection of creative aspects, as well as, limitations of their works. This is the most serious appraisal of how these architects overcame all the professional problems and found solutions within the Indian context. Throughout the book, the authors discuss the architectural works of the masters and their impact on the Indian architectural scene. Approximately 56 projects designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret are presented along with almost 40 works of Indian architects which show the influence of their philosophy. Additional information is available on the book's website: www.bahga.in/corbusier-jeanneret-book/

Le Corbusier Alive

This book offers a fresh and candid view of some of the masterpieces of modern architecture, as well as bringing some of Le Corbuiser's less famous works into a new light.

Le Corbusier Alive

Author: Dominique Lyon

Publisher: Vilo International

ISBN:

Page: 191

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This book offers a fresh and candid view of some of the masterpieces of modern architecture, as well as bringing some of Le Corbuiser's less famous works into a new light.

Le Corbusier and Britain

This book traces the awareness of work by this visionary figure in contemporary architecture journals and the popular press.

Le Corbusier and Britain

Author: Irena Žantovská Murray

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Page: 344

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Le Corbusier (1887-1965) is arguably the influential architect of the 20th century. Despite the fact that he designed no permanent buildings in the UK, he was responsible for shaping British post-war architecture. This book traces the awareness of work by this visionary figure in contemporary architecture journals and the popular press.

Le Corbusier History and Tradition

This is due, on the one hand, to the legacy of nineteenth-century historicism, and on the other to his creative process of creation through destruction which, as John Summerson has noted, is comparable to the processes of avant-garde poets ...

Le Corbusier  History and Tradition

Author: Armando Rabaça

Publisher: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra / Coimbra University Press

ISBN: 9892613376

Page: 295

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The view of modernism as representing an epistemological break between technology and history and tradition has long been challenged. Le Corbusier’s work has proved to be an inexhaustible reference point in this debate. This is due, on the one hand, to the legacy of nineteenth-century historicism, and on the other to his creative process of creation through destruction which, as John Summerson has noted, is comparable to the processes of avant-garde poets and painters. The contributions to this book explore particular episodes which bring to light both the operative role of the past in the creation of a new abstract synthesis, and Le Corbusier’s modernist historical consciousness. They illustrate how the past participated in the modernist creative process of abstract art, from the 1920s machine aesthetics to the late infatuation with myth. They also shed light on the extent to which the operative quality of the history was framed by a comprehensive historical vision that took the form of metanarrative, which neither the analytical studies on his architecture nor the synthetic approaches to his philosophical thinking should dismiss.