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Le Corbusier
Kenneth Frampton
0500203415
June 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A huge influence on big Hamptons builder Charles Gwathmey, not to mention on many others, was Swiss genius Charles douard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier (1887-1965). Columbia University architectural historian Kenneth Frampton, author of the standard textbook Modern Architecture, here offers his entry in the T&H World of Art series. The book covers Le Corbusier's life and projects, from blocks of the 1920s Ville Contemporaine to Ronchamp Cathedral in Notre Dame-du-Haut to work in India and for Harvard. As a short introduction, it complements Charles Jenck's massive, opinionated Le Corbusier and the Continual Revolution in Architecture from Marsilio last year. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Le Corbusier is probably the most...


Le Corbusier : Complete Works in Eight Volumes [BOX SET]
Willy et al. Boesiger
3764355158
December 1, 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
It has been called the most important book ever published in the history of architecture; it is certainly the most important, most sought-after, and most emulated monograph on any architect. The Oeuvre Complete, or Complete Works, of Le Corbusier collects all the works, built and unbuilt, of the modern master in eight beautiful volumes. Each project is presented in drawing, sketches, models, or photographs, and in the way Le Corbusier himself imagined each project.


Le Corbusier Album
Le Corbusier
188525458X
February 1997
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)
Original Language: Italian


Le Corbusier
Brian Brace Taylor
0226791343
Dec 1987
Hardcover
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Book Description
The City of Refuge complex--commissioned by the Salvation Army as part of its program to transform social outcasts into spiritually renewed workers--represents a significant confluence of design principles, technological experiments, and attitudes on reform. It also provides rare insights into the work of one of the twentieth century's greatest architects, Le Corbusier.

Brian Brace Taylor draws on extensive archival research to reconstruct each step of the architect's attraction to the commission, his design process and technological innovations, the social and philosophical compatibility of the Salvation Army with Le Corbusier's own ideas for urban planning, and finally, the many modifications required, first to eliminate defects and later to accommodate changes in the services the building provided....


The Le Corbusier Guide
Deborah Gans
1568985398
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
"This is the kind of book I have been waiting for, I think, for the better part of my life. Nothing is more frustrating to architecture buffs than to travel across the continent to see a celebrated building and then, since scholarly histories never deign to offer practical information, not to be able to find it....[With] Deborah Gans' superb book, life [is] vastly easier. Her excellent text is detailed...[and] contains excellent maps and photographs." —Paul Goldberger, New York Times

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but there's no real substitute for personal experience. Anyone who's visited the architecture of Le Corbusier knows just how true this is. Our indispensable The Le Corbusier Guide, first published in 1987 and now in its third edition, will help you do just that. This...



Raumplan versus Plan Libre : Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier, 1919 - 1930
Max Risselada (Editor), Beatriz Colomina (Editor)
0847810003
August 15, 1993
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Dutch


Le Corbusier in America
Mardges Bacon
0262024799
Apr 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
And for a blow-by-blow of two months in the life of the master, there is now Le Corbusier in America: Travels in the Land of the Timid, which chronicles PŠre Corbu's fruitless 1935 trawl for commissions. Northeastern University professor of art and architecture Mardges Bacon painstakingly (with more than 195 mostly b&w illustrations) but compellingly follows Corb on the trip that would result in his memoir When the Cathedrals Were White: A Journey to the Country of Timid People, from which she cribs her title. Arriving in New York, Le Corbusier made stops at MoMA, Columbia, Yale and Vassar, moving through to Michigan and beyond, lecturing and inciting architectural controversy at every point yet leading, Bacon argues, to a subsequent "Americanization" of his work. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information,...


Towards a New Architecture
Le Corbusier
0486250237
February 1985
Paperback
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Review
'The only piece of architectural writing that will be classed among the essential literature of the 20th century.' Reyner Banham --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
This pioneering proclamation by the great architect expounds Le Corbusier's technical and aesthetic theories, views on industry, economics, the relation of form to function, "mass-production spirit," and much more. Profusely illustrated with over 200 line drawings and photographs of Le Corbusier's buildings and other important structures.


Le Corbusier: Architect of Books 19
Le Corbusier
3037780347
April 1, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Le Corbusier`s buildings have long been part of the inalienable canon of 20th century architecture. But le Corbusier`s work as a book designer and author is scarcely known, and has hitherto not been acknowledged – Le Corbusier meticulously planned and realized over 40 books in his lifetime. Architect of Books shows that Le Corbuiser accorded great importance to books as an essential part of his output. Using unpublished archive material, Catherine de Smet traces the process by which these books emerged and makes it possible to discover the great construction architect as a book artist.


Privacy and Publicity
Beatriz Colomina
0262032147
May 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Through a series of close readings of two major figures of the modern movement, Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier, Beatriz Colomina argues that architecture only becomes modern in its engagement with the mass media, and that in so doing it radically displaces the traditional sense of space and subjectivity.

Privacy and Publicity boldly questions certain ideological assumptions underlying the received view of modern architecture and reconsiders the methodology of architectural criticism itself. Where conventional criticism portrays modern architecture as a high artistic practice in opposition to mass culture, Colomina sees the emerging systems of communication that have come to define twentieth-century culture -- the mass media -- as the true site within which modern architecture was produced. She...


Le Corbusier: Inside the Machine for Living
George H. Marcus
158093076X
February 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The ideas and writings of famed architect Le Corbusier on modern furnishings, houses, and cities are still, 35 years after his death, persuasive and extremely influential. He considered the objects of daily life (a built-in cabinet, a chair, a bottle) as "tools," elements whose form and function could be rationally resolved. His own furniture, designed in collaboration with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, was based on strict conceptions of utility and typology that nevertheless resulted in elegant and luxurious pieces. Le Corbusier: Inside the Machine for Living, a focused exploration of the furniture and interiors of Le Corbusier, sheds new light on a relatively little-studied aspect of the great Swiss-French architectís career. Le Corbusier's rational approach was modulated by human experience and had...


Walking Through Le Corbusier: A Tour of His Masterworks
Jose Baltanas
0500512337
October 31, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Le Corbusier's architectural legacy is systematically revealed in this overview of a dozen "masterworks," as selected by Baltanás, a professor of architecture at Ramon Llull and Pompeu Fabra Universities. Moving chronologically, Baltanás offers clear introductions, followed by upwards of 30 original photographs per site. Each image simulates the perspective of a self-guided visitor. Long captions, detailed diagrams and a liberal sprinkling of quotes and drawings from Le Corbusier's journals and published works further illuminate each building. The overall effect pays homage to "the languages of drawing, photography, and writing" that intersect in "Le Corbusier's creative and instinctive world." But problems arise in the choice of "masterworks." For example, the first four selections-Villa Fallet,...


Le Corbusier
Stephen Gardiner
0306803372
August 1988
Paperback
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Le Corbusier Sketchbooks - Vol. 2, 1950-1954
Fondation Le Corbusier
0262120909
Dec 1981
Hardcover
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Case: Le Corbusier's Venice Hospital and the Mat Building Revival (Case Series)
Hashim Sarkis (Editor), et al
3791325388
March 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Le Corbusier Venice Hospital Edited by Hashim Sarkis This volume explores an unbuilt yet iconic project by Le Corbuiser and its visual representation. The Venice Hospital is the uncontested epitome of the “mat, ”or carpet, building type —a low sprawling structure developed in the late fifties and sixties that is making a strong comeback in contemporary architecture.

From the Publisher
Planned in 1965 for the arsenal area at the edge of the city, the hospital was designed to extend the city ’s roads and canal networks, while simultaneously turning in on itself to create flexible, quasi- urban interior environments in the form of endlessly repeating courtyards. Upon Le Corbusier ’s death in 1965, Guillermo Jullian de la Fuente was commissioned to...


Le Corbusier
Jean-Louis Cohen
3822835331
February 2005
Paperback
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Le Corbusier Sketchbooks - Vol. 3, 1954-1957
Fondation Le Corbusier
0262120925
May 1982
Hardcover
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Book Description
The publication of Volumes 3 and 4 of the Le Corbusier Sketchbooks brings to completion a major undertaking by the Architectural History Foundation. After more than a decade of searching, the Fondation Le Corbusier found a suitable partner in publication to aid in the practical difficulties of producing the last and most elusive of Le Corbusier's unpublished works. André Wogenscky, President of the Fondation Le Corbusier, has stated that the sketchbooks vividly reproduced in these four volumes "are the most private of Le Corbusier's work, the most spontaneous, perhaps the most significant, encompassing all the others - the work of an entire lifetime."

Volume 1, 1914-1948 and Volume 2, 1950-1954 were published in 1981. All the volumes are included in the Architectural History Foundation/MIT Press...


The Modern Chair : Classic Designs by Thonet, Breuer, Le Corbusier, Eames and Others
Clement Meadmore
0486298078
September 26, 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
More than 40 "classic" modern chairs, illustrated and discussed by a noted furniture designer, exemplify the marriage of practicality and aesthetics. Thonet’s Bentwood armchair, Breuer’s Wassily chair, van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and many others are depicted in photographs and explanatory drawings.


Le Corbusier Sketchbooks - Vol. 4, 1957-1964
Fondation Le Corbusier
0262120933
Sept 1982
Hardcover
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Book Description
The publication of Volumes 3 and 4 of the Le Corbusier Sketchbooks brings to completion a major undertaking by the Architectural History Foundation. After more than a decade of searching, the Fondation Le Corbusier found a suitable partner in publication to aid in the practical difficulties of producing the last and most elusive of Le Corbusier's unpublished works. André Wogenscky, President of the Fondation Le Corbusier, has stated that the sketchbooks vividly reproduced in these four volumes "are the most private of Le Corbusier's work, the most spontaneous, perhaps the most significant, encompassing all the others - the work of an entire lifetime."

Volume 1, 1914-1948 and Volume 2, 1950-1954 were published in 1981. All the volumes are included in the Architectural History Foundation/MIT Press...


Le Corbusier
Jean-Louis Cohen
3822835358
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Architectural poetry in the machine age Born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, Le Corbusier (1887-1965) adopted his famous pseudonym after publishing his ideas in the review L’Esprit Nouveau in 1920. The few buildings he was able to design during the 1920s, when he also spent much of his time painting and writing, brought him to the forefront of modern architecture, though it wasn’t until after World War II that his epoch-making buildings were constructed, such as the Unité d’Habitation in Marseilles and the Church of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp.

From the Publisher
Compact overviews of the world's greatest architects TASCHEN'S Basic Architecture Series Basic Architecture features: • Each title contains approximately 120 images, including photographs,...


Le Corbusier Polychromie Arch
Arthur Ruegg
3764374756
April 1, 2006
Paperback
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Architecture d'aujourd'hui
"What is striking in this new edition is the smell. The samples have been printed as actual wallpaper and smell as such. They have been manufactured to best preserve the nuances of the original colors, and are therefore usable as a real tool by architects; one can cut up the swatches and carry them to a worksite"

Book Description
When at the height of his creative output, Le Corbusier was asked by the renowned wallpaper manufacturer Salbura to design a palette for a Le Corbuiser color collection. In fact, he designed two: the "Claviers de couleurs" in 1931, with 43 shades, and the Salbura collection in 1959 with 20. Even within these seemingly limited spectra, Le Corbusier would not confine himself: instead, he organized the different tones on sample cards so...


Le Modulor and Modulor 2 [ENGLISH EDITION]
Le Corbusier, et al
3764361883
June 1, 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
In the years 1942 to 1948, Le Corbusier developed a system of measurements which became known as "Modulor". Based on the Golden Section and Fibonacci numbers and also using the physical dimensions of the average human, Modulor is a sequence of measurements which Le Corbusier used to achieve harmony in his architectural compositions. Le Modulor was published in 1950 and after meeting with success, Le Corbusier went on to publish Modulor 2 in 1955. In many of Le Corbusier's most notable buildings, including the Chapel at Ronchamp and the Unité d'habitation, evidence of his Modulor system can be seen. These two volumes form an important and integral part of Le Corbusier's theoretical writings.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French


Le Corbusier in America
Mardges Bacon
0262523426
Apr 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
And for a blow-by-blow of two months in the life of the master, there is now Le Corbusier in America: Travels in the Land of the Timid, which chronicles PŠre Corbu's fruitless 1935 trawl for commissions. Northeastern University professor of art and architecture Mardges Bacon painstakingly (with more than 195 mostly b&w illustrations) but compellingly follows Corb on the trip that would result in his memoir When the Cathedrals Were White: A Journey to the Country of Timid People, from which she cribs her title. Arriving in New York, Le Corbusier made stops at MoMA, Columbia, Yale and Vassar, moving through to Michigan and beyond, lecturing and inciting architectural controversy at every point yet leading, Bacon argues, to a subsequent "Americanization" of his work. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information,...


Le Corbusier: Paris - Chandigarh
Klaus-Peter Gast
376436291X
October 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Alongside Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe and Louis Kahn, Le Corbusier was one of the great architects of the 20th century. In this monograph the author approaches his oeuvre from a new and unconventional angle. He analyzes in great detail Le Corbusier's designs to reveal the geometric structures which give each building its unique sense of harmony. Through informative texts and fascinating drawings, the relationship between the logical, constructive and intuitive dimensions in Le Corbusier's architecture emerges anew.?

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German


Le Corbusier: Pavillion Suisse
Ivan Zaknic
3764300094
December 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Planned in 1930/31 in extremely difficult circumstances, it is a minor miracle that the Cite Internationale Universitaire Swiss halls of residence, when built, so closely resembled Le Corbusier's original innovative design. The Pavillon Suisse has accommodated Swiss students in Paris since it was opened in July 1933.
This monograph is the result of years of dedicated research into every aspect of the building -- socio-political premises, planning, design and construction, the aesthetic and functional achievements it represents, and Le Corbusier's own renovations in 1948, 1953 and 1957. It is the first comprehensive portrait of one of Le Corbusier's most imaginative creations.

About the Author
Ivan Zaknic is Professor of Architecture at Lehigh University and Visiting...


Privacy and Publicity
Beatriz Colomina
0262531399
Feb 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Through a series of close readings of two major figures of the modern movement, Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier, Beatriz Colomina argues that architecture only becomes modern in its engagement with the mass media, and that in so doing it radically displaces the traditional sense of space and subjectivity.

Privacy and Publicity boldly questions certain ideological assumptions underlying the received view of modern architecture and reconsiders the methodology of architectural criticism itself. Where conventional criticism portrays modern architecture as a high artistic practice in opposition to mass culture, Colomina sees the emerging systems of communication that have come to define twentieth-century culture -- the mass media -- as the true site within which modern architecture was produced. She...


Journey to the East
Le Corbusier, et al
0262620685
July 20, 1989
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Twenty-four-year-old Le Corbusier (born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret) kept a travel diary as he roamed central and Eastern Europe, visiting ancient monuments and soaking up native architecture. His journal is a blend of overripe, lyrical prose, incisive impressions and thoughts on architecture and landscape. His trips to the Parthenon and Mount Athos, which triggered his decision to become an architect, make intense reading. He writes movingly of Anatolian vistas that express the "lofty, poetic Turkish soul" and dubs the traditional Turkish wooden house "an architectural masterpiece." Even more revealingly, this neoclassical innovator admires Rumanian peasant houses for their dazzling white stucco and adaptation of classical elements. The first book Le Corbusier wrote, Journey was published posthumously in France in...

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