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Le Corbusier : ideas and forms

Author: William J R Curtis
Publisher: Oxford : Phaidon, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Le Corbusier has been one of the dominant forces in 20th century architecture, and many of the forms he created have become archetypes of modernism. This book provides a comprehensive survey that puts Le Corbusier's career into a balanced perspective.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Curtis, William J.R.
Corbusier.
Oxford : Phaidon, 1986
(OCoLC)649056251
Named Person: Le Corbusier.; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William J R Curtis
ISBN: 0714823872 9780714823874 9780714827902 0714827908
OCLC Number: 13701038
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color), plans, portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: Part I: The formative years of Charles Edouard Jeanneret 1887-1922 --
Part II: Architectural ideals and social realities 1922-1944 --
Part III: The ancient sense: late works 1945-1965 --
Conclusion: Le Corbusier: principles and transformations.
Responsibility: William J.R. Curtis.

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