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Le Corbusier : ideas and forms

Author: William J R Curtis
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Phaidon, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Le Corbusier (1887-1965) has been one of the dominant forces in twentieth-century architecture, and many of the forms he created have become archetypes of modernism. But he was also a social visionary and a writer of polemics, whose ideas have generated intense and partisan controversy. Now fully updated with new scholarship and contemporary research, 'Le Corbusier: Ideas and forms' provides a comprehensive and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J R Curtis
ISBN: 9780714868943 0714868949
OCLC Number: 909304657
Description: 511 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Introduction: Notes to Invention --
I. The formative years of Charles Edouard Jeanneret, 1887-1922 : The home base --
In search of personal principles --
A classicism for the Jura --
Paris, purism and L'esprit nouveau --
II. Architectural ideals and social realities, 1922-1944 : Defining types for the new industrial city --
Houses, studios and villas --
Machine-age palaces and public institutions --
The structure of intentions: Villa Savoye --
Collective demonstrations: Cité de Refuge and Pavilion Suisse --
Mechanization, nature and 'Regionalism' --
Politics, urbanism and travels --
III. The ancient sense: late works, 1945-1965 : The modular, Marseilles and the Mediterranean myth --
Sacral forms, ancient associations --
Le Corbusier in India: the symbolism of Chandigarh --
The merchants of Ahmedabad --
Retrospection and invention: final projects --
IV. Principals and transformations : The realm of architectural ideas --
The genesis of forms --
The unique and the typical --
On transforming Le Corbusier --
Conclusion : Modernism, nature, tradition.
Other Titles: Ideas and forms
Responsibility: William J.R. Curtis.

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