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Le Corbusier

Author: Kenneth Frampton
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, ©2001.
Series: World of art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Le Corbusier is probably the most famous architect of the 20th century. The richness and variety of his work and his passionately expressed philosophy of architecture have had a gigantic impact on the urban fabric and the way we live. Weaving through his long and prolific life are certain recurrent themes - his perennial drive towards new types of dwelling, from the early white villas to the Unite d'Habitation at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Frampton
ISBN: 0500203415 9780500203415
OCLC Number: 47355588
Description: 240 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. The formative years 1887-1916 --
2. Towards a new architecture 1917-1927 --
3. The city of tomorrow 1910-1933 --
4. Decorative art today 1925-1937 --
5. A house, a palace 1923-1929 --
6. World architect: Czechosovakia, Russia, Brazil, North Africa, North America, France and Switzerland 1928-1936 --
7. The politics of the unpolitical: Le Corbusier and Saint-Simonian technocracy 1923-1947 --
8. From intermediate technology to regional urbanization 1929-1946 --
Towards a new habitat 1922-1960 --
10. The sacred and the profane: Le Corbusier and spiritual form 1948-1965 --
11. Passage to India 1950-1965 --
12. Le Poème de l'angle droit --
13. Fin d'un monde: the last works 1939-1965 --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Series Title: World of art.
Responsibility: Kenneth Frampton.

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"Le Corbusier is probably the most famous architect of the 20th century. The richness and variety of his work and his passionately expressed philosophy of architecture have had a gigantic impact on the urban fabric and the way we live. Weaving through his long and prolific life are certain recurrent themes - his perennial drive towards new types of dwelling, from the early white villas to the Unite d'Habitation at Marseilles; his evolving concepts of urban form, including the Plan Vision of 1925 with its cruciform towers imposed on the city of Paris and his work at Chandigarh in India; and his belief in a new technocratic order. The distinguished critic and historian Kenneth Frampton re-examines all these facets of his artistic and philosophical world-view in light of recent thinking, and presents us with a Le Corbusier for the 21st century."--Jacket.

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