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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Named Person:||Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; LeCorbusier|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Adolf Max Vogt; Le Corbusier
|Language Note:||Translated from the German.|
|Description:||xv, 365 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||pt. I. "The Weight of Things" --
Does It Count Longer Than the Name of Things? --
pt. II. A Hymn in Praise of Pilotis --
and in Praise of Jean-Jacques Rousseau --
pt. III. The Fisherman's Hut and the Huts of the Crannoges --
pt. IV. The Swiss Lake-Dwelling Fever --
pt. V. LC's Early School Years and Their Dreams of Primary Origins --
pt. VI. Why LC "Knows" What Modernism Is.
|Other Titles:||Le Corbusier, der edle Wilde.|
|Responsibility:||Adolf Max Vogt ; translated by Radka Donnell.|
Vogt's investigation of LC's early life and education not only reveals important, previously unacknowledged influences on specific projects such as the League of Nations headquarters and the Villa Savoye, but also suggests why LC throughout his career preferred to lift buildings above the ground, to give them the appearance of "floating." This tendency had decisive consequences for buildings associated with the modern movement and continues to influence architecture today.
By uncovering crucial dimensions of LC's early life and resurrecting primary documents and source materials overlooked by other scholars, this book changes the face of LC studies.
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