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Toward an architecture

Author: Le Corbusier; Jean-Louis Cohen; John Goodman
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Getty Research Institute, ©2007.
Series: Texts & documents.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Few books of the twentieth century draw as much attention as Le Corbusier's Vers Une Architecture (1923), published in English as Towards a New Architecture (1927). Its slogans and juxtapositions of temples with machines inspired architects to design housing that met the demands of modern life. This new translation preserves the design and voice of the original. A revealing introduction - including discoveries  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Le Corbusier; Jean-Louis Cohen; John Goodman
ISBN: 9780892368228 0892368225 9780892368990 0892368993
OCLC Number: 77476538
Description: xiii, 341 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the Second Edition --
Argument --
Aesthetic of the Engineer, Architecture --
Three Reminders to Architects. Volume ; Surface ; Plan --
Regulating Lines --
Eyes That Do Not See . . . Liners ; Airplanes ; Automobiles --
Architecture. The Lesson of Rome ; The Illusion of the Plan ; Pure Creation of the Mind --
Mass-Production Housing --
Architecture or Revolution.
Series Title: Texts & documents.
Other Titles: Vers une architecture.
Responsibility: Le Corbusier ; introduction by Jean-Louis Cohen ; translation by John Goodman.
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"Few books of the twentieth century draw as much attention as Le Corbusier's Vers Une Architecture (1923), published in English as Towards a New Architecture (1927). Its slogans and juxtapositions of temples with machines inspired architects to design housing that met the demands of modern life. This new translation preserves the design and voice of the original. A revealing introduction - including discoveries regarding Le Corbusier's manipulation of images - explains how the renowned architect assembled his essay and illuminates the reception of his impassioned views."--BOOK JACKET.

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