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The final testament of Père Corbu : a translation and interpretation of Mise au point

Author: Le Corbusier; Ivan Žaknić
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1997.
Series: Henry McBride series in modernism and modernity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Le Corbusier, the most influential architect of the twentieth century, died in 1965 only weeks after completing Mise au point, his last opus in the form of autobiographical reflections. This book is the first English translation of Mise au point, the first illustrated critical bilingual edition, and the first attempt to integrate this document into Le Corbusier's life as a whole, especially its final embittered  Read more...
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Named Person: Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Le Corbusier; Ivan Žaknić
ISBN: 0300063539 9780300063530
OCLC Number: 35865467
Notes: Includes an English translation of Le Corbusier's last recorded interview as well as a critical commentary in English.
Description: x, 180 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Mise au point --
The Final Year: A Transcription and Translation of Le Corbusier's Last Recorded Interview --
Le Corbusier as Author, Artist, Architect: A Chronology --
App. The Original Text of Mise au point.
Series Title: Henry McBride series in modernism and modernity.
Other Titles: Mise au point.
Responsibility: by Ivan Žaknić.

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Le Corbusier, the most influential architect of the twentieth century, died in 1965 only weeks after completing Mise au point, his last opus in the form of autobiographical reflections. This book is the first English translation of Mise au point, the first illustrated critical bilingual edition, and the first attempt to integrate this document into Le Corbusier's life as a whole, especially its final embittered years. Illustrated with photos and drawings, many of which appear here for the first time, and also including a revealing interview granted by Le Corbusier in the final months of his life, the volume will be welcomed by all students of Le Corbusier's art, architecture, and urban planning, as well as by those interested in modernism and twentieth-century culture.

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