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Le Corbusier and the tragic view of architecture.

Author: Charles Jencks
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1973.
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Jencks, Charles.
Corbusier and the tragic view of architecture.
Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1973
(OCoLC)557706420
Named Person: Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Jencks
ISBN: 0674518608 9780674518605
OCLC Number: 848352
Description: 198 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: 1: Jeanneret's school for Le Corbusier 1887-1916: Early influences --
Paris the whip --
German functionalism --
The useful voyage --
The new art movement --
2: The hero of the Heroic Period 1917-28: Ozenfant and Purism --
L'Esprit Nouveau --
Towards a new architecture --
The city of tomorrow --
L'Art decoratif d'aujourd'hui --
La Peinture Moderne --
Two ideal villas --
3: At war with reaction 1928-45: Worldly pursuits and friendship --
Ideal liberal institutions --
Participation and the Radiant City --
Reaction and counter-attack --
4: Other languages of architecture 1946-65: The Brutalist language --
The repertoire of invented signs --
A lightweight, responsive language --
Interpretations.

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