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Le Corbusier, the creative search : the formative years of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret

Author: Geoffrey H Baker; Le Corbusier
Publisher: New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold ; London ; New York : E & FN Spon, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book, Geoffrey Baker extends the survey of Le Corbusier's architecture in his acclaimed Le Corbusier: An analysis of form to chart the way in which Le Corbusier developed his creative approach. Baker concentrates on the way a designer's mind works. He extends the analytical skills used to explain Le Corbusier's architecture into a detailed analysis of those vital early sketchbooks that form the core of Le  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey H Baker; Le Corbusier
ISBN: 0442021283 9780442021283 0419177302 9780419177302
OCLC Number: 34151454
Description: xvi, 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Illustration acknowledgements --
Chronology --
Prologue --
Introduction --
1. La Chaux-de-Fonds: The Art School 1901-1905 --
2. The Villa Fallet, 1905 --
3. The study tour to Italy 1907 --
4. Vienna, The Villas Stotzer and Jacquemet, Paris, Germany 1908-1910 --
5. The journey to the East 1911 --
6. La Chaux-de-Fonds 1911-1917 --
7. The compositional breakthrough: Paris and Purism 1917-1920 --
8. Vers une architecture and Urbanisme --
9. Conclusion --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Geoffrey H. Baker.
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This book is a unique analysis and explanation of Le Corbusier's early education, his travels in Europe and the East, his buildings and his Purist paintings.  Read more...

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""Baker has made a provocative and revelatory book... laid on copious quantities of illustrations closely related to the text..""-Architectural Review

 
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