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Le Corbusier : an atlas of modern landscapes

Author: Jean-Louis CohenLe CorbusierRichard PareMuseum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.),CaixaForum (Barcelona, Spain),All authors
Publisher: New York : Museum of Modern Art, 2013.
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"This volume examines Le Corbusier's relationship with the topographies of five continents, in essays by thirty of the foremost scholars of his work and with contemporary photographs by Richard Pare"--Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Louis Cohen; Le Corbusier; Richard Pare; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.),; CaixaForum (Barcelona, Spain),; CaixaForum (Madrid, Spain),
ISBN: 0870708511 9780870708510
OCLC Number: 822894683
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 15-Sept. 23, 2013, subsequently traveling to CaixaForum Barcelona, Feb. 6-May 11, 2014, and CaixaForum Madrid, June 11-Oct. 19, 2014.
Description: 403 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 31 cm
Contents: Portfolio / Richard Pare --
Foreword / Glenn D. Lowry --
From international to territory: the project of an atlas / Barry Bergdoll --
In the cause of landscape / Jean-Louis Cohen --
Switzerland and Germany : The Jura: at the School of the Mountains / Edmond Charrière ; La Chaux-de-Fonds: Villa Jeanneret-Perret, Villa Schwob ; Corseaux: "My father lived one year in this house. The scenery fascinated him" / Bruno Reichlin ; Lake Geneva and the Alps: framing the panorama between Hodler and Duchamp / Stanislaus von Moos ; Geneva: Mundaneum ; Munich to Berlin: the urban space of German cities / Christoph Schnoor --
Italy and the Orient : Bucharest to Istanbul: with William Ritter in the Balkans / Marie-Jeanne Dumont ; Athos to Athens: Greece in the Voyage d'Orient / Yennis Tsiomis ; Rome: a lesson in urban landscape / Jean-Louis Cohen ; Pisa: the enigma of the Piazza del Miracoli / Jacques Lucan ; Capri: "Le 'Vrai' seul support de l'architecture": folklore, nature, and landscape / Maride Talamona ; Venice: a lesson on the human scale / Maride Talamona --
Europe, west to east : Spain: traveling to see the already seen / Juan José Lahuerta ; Zlin, Czechoslovakia: plan for Bat'a ; Moscow: Asian village to metropolis / Jean-Louis Cohen ; Moscow: Centrosoyuz Headquarters ; Moscow: Palace of the Soviets --
France : Atlantic Coast: nature as inspiration / Tim Benton ; Aquitaine: on the wilder shores of modernism / Niklas Maak ; Pessac: quartiers modernes frugès ; Le Pradet: "The composition is shaped by the landscape" / Bruno Reichlin ; Piacé: Ferme radieuse and village radieux / Mary McLeod ; Sanit-Dié: "A modern space conception" for postwar reconstruction / Mary McLeod ; Marseille: Unité d'Habitation, or the company of clouds, the sky, or the stars / Tim Benton ; Ronchamp: a landscape of visual acoustics / Josep Quetglas ; Eveux-sur-l'Arbresle: Convent of Sainte=Marie de las Tourette / Roquebrune-Cap-Martin: Roq and Rob, Cabanon --
Paris : Rue Jacob: landscapes drawn and painted "in the evening, by lamplight" / Danièl Pauly ; Rue Nungesser-et-Coli: in the painter's studio, in search of an expanded syntax / Genevieve Hendricks ; 36 Rue de Sèvres: at work in the atelier / Maristella Casciato ; Paris: La Corbusier and the nineteenth-century city / Barry Bergdoll ; Paris: a mythical and political landscape / Jean-Louis Cohen ; Paris: Maison La Roche-Jeanneret ; Garches: Villa Stein-de Monzie ; Paris: Plan Voisin ; Poissy: Villa Savoye ; Paris and the suburbs: interior and landscape, contrasts and analogies / Arthur Rüegg ; Paris: Beistegui Apartment, or horizons deferred / Anthony Vidler ; Ville d'Avray: pavilions for villa church ; Paris: A cardboard promenade for the 1937 Exposition Internationale / Romy Golan ; Paris: Îlot Insalubre no.6 ; Neuilly: Maisons Jaoul and the suburban site / Caroline Maniaque-Benton --
Africa : Algers: city, infrastructure, and landscape / Antoine Picon ; Nemours, Algeria: plan for city and harbor ; Chardaïa, Algeria: seeing and writing in a desert oasis / Guillemette Morel Journel --
The Americas : Argentina: the Pampa's sublime, or the geographical gaze / Jorge Francisco Liernur ; Buenos Aires: urban plans ; São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Brasilia: Le Corbusier and the Brazilian landscape / Carlos Eduardo Comas ; Rio de Janeiro: Ministry of Eduction and Health ; Rio de Janeiro: University campus; Rio de Janeiro: filming landscape sequences, or scale, time, and movement / Claude Prelorenzo ; Zapallar, Chile: Maison Errázuriz ; New York City : Discovering the land of the timid / Mardges Bacon ; New York City: United Nations headquarters ; New York City: an elusive presence at The Museum of Modern Art / Jean Louis Cohen ; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts --
Asia : En route to/from India: in the sky with sketchbooks / Enrique Ramirez ; Chandigarh: landscaping a new capital / Maristella Casciato ; Ahmedabad, India: four buildings ; Baghdad: a sport city that might have been Mina Marefat ; Tokyo: National Museum of Western Art.
Other Titles: Atlas of modern landscapes
Responsibility: Jean-Louis Cohen.

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"This volume examines Le Corbusier's relationship with the topographies of five continents, in essays by thirty of the foremost scholars of his work and with contemporary photographs by Richard Pare"--Dust jacket.

"This volume examines Le Corbusier's relationship with the topographies of five continents, in essays by thirty of the foremost scholars of his work and with contemporary photographs by Richard Pare. The Swiss-born, Paris-based architect is often remembered as having been aggressively indifferent to the sites of his buildings and plans, but this new generation of research, analysis, and interpretation asserts that even the most generic of his projects responded to specific geographies. His sketchbooks, letters, and publications confirm that he was deeply involved with both optical and bodily relationships to landscape over the course of his creative life, from his beginnings in Switzerland, as a disciple of the regional style sapin in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, to the creation of the new Indian city of Chandigarh; from touring Europe in his Avions Voisin automobile to mapping South America from the air; from inserting grand plans into existing urban layouts to setting a chapel atop an isolated hill in Ronchamp. Whether in an intimate suburban plot or against a dramatic horizon, Le Corbusier transformed territories into landscapes." -- Publisher's description.

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