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Precisions on the present state of architecture and city planning : with an American prologue, a Brazilian corollary followed by the temperature of Paris and the atmosphere of Moscow

Author: Le Corbusier
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1991.
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This first English translation of Precisions reproduces the original book published in French in 1930, with an introduction added by the author in 1960.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Le Corbusier, 1887-1965.
Precisions on the present state of architecture and city planning.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1991
(OCoLC)644320685
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Le Corbusier
ISBN: 0262121492 9780262121491
OCLC Number: 21764341
Notes: Translation of: Précisions sur un état présent de l'architecture et de l'urbanisme.
Spine title: Precisions.
Description: xiii, 266 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: To free oneself entirely of academic thinking --
Techniques are the very basis of poetry --
Architecture in everything, city planning in everything --
A dwelling at human scale --
The undertaking of furniture --
The plan of the modern house --
A man = a dwelling, dwellings = a city : the plan of a contemporary city of three million inhabitants --
A house, a palace : the search for architectural unity --
The Voisin Plan for Paris : can Buenos Aires become one of the great cities of the world? --
The world city and some perhaps untimely considerations --
Appendix. The temperature of Paris ; The atmosphere of Moscow ; "An aside."
Other Titles: Precisions.
Précisions sur un état présent de l'architecture et de l'urbanisme.
Responsibility: Le Corbusier ; translated by Edith Schreiber Aujame.

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