Le Corbusier

The Complete Buildings

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Author: Cemal Emden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791384023

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Page: 232

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This visual tour of every one of Le Corbusier's buildings across the world represents the most comprehensive photographic archive of the architect's work. In 2010, photographer Cemal Emden set out to document every building designed by the master architect Le Corbusier. Traveling through three continents, Emden photographed all the 52 buildings that remain standing. Each of these buildings is featured in the book and captured from multiple angles, with images revealing their exterior and interior details. Interspersed throughout the book are texts by leading architects and scholars, whose commentaries are as fascinating and varied as the buildings themselves. The book closes with an illustrated, annotated index. From the early Villa Vallet, built in Switzerland in 1905, to his groundbreaking Unit� d'Habitation in Marseille, completed in 1947, this ambitious project presents the entirety and diversity of Le Corbusier's architectural output. Visually arresting and endlessly engaging, it will appeal to the architect's many fans, as well as anyone interested in the foundation of modern architecture.

Le Corbusier. The Villa Savoye

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Author: Jacques Sbriglio

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035603952

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

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With its uncompromising and clear construction, theVilla Savoye, completed in 1931, establishedLe Corbusier s reputation as an undisputed masterof twentieth-century architecture. André Malraux placed it on the historic register in 1964. In this guide, historic documents and new photographs providean in-depth presentationboth to visitors to the site and to interested readers at home.

Le Corbusier

the art of architecture

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Author: Alexander von Vegesack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783931936716

Category:

Page: 397

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Le Corbusier war der wohl bedeutendste Architekt des Zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts. Die Publikation "Le Corbusier - The Art of Architecture" gibt einen Überblick über sein Oeuvre, das nicht nur Architektur, Möbel- und Inneneinrichtungen, sondern auch Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Skulpturen, Tapisserien und Publikationen umfasst. Ausführliche Essays von einigen der bekanntesten Le Corbusier-Experten widmen sich bestimmten Schwerpunkten in Le Corbusiers Schaffen, wie der Beziehung zwischen Skulptur und Architektur, seinen Interieurs, seiner Faszination für die Medien oder seiner lebenslangen Begeisterung für den Orient. Eine umfangreich illustrierte Biographie veranschaulicht die beeindruckende Vielfalt von Le Corbusiers Lebenswerk, das in einer Zeitspanne von mehr als 60 Jahren entstand. Auf dem neuesten Forschungsstand und mit einer reichhaltigen Auswahl von bisher unveröffentlichten Dokumenten gibt das Buch eine umfassende Einführung für den Laien, eröffnet aber auch für Kenner und Liebhaber neue Perspektiven auf das Werk des "Architect of the Century". Die Publikation erscheint als Begleitband zur ersten großen Le Corbusier-Retrospektive seit mehr als 20 Jahren. Sie enthält Beiträge von Stanislaus von Moos, Jean-Louis Cohen, Arthur Rüegg, Beatriz Colomina, Mateo Kries und anderen.

Le Corbusier

The Poetics of Machine and Metaphor

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Author: Alexander Tzonis

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 239

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No other architect since Palladio has exercised such an immense influence as Le Corbusier. As with Einstein and Picasso, Le Corbusier made an impact that was felt within but also outside his special discipline. Through numerous buildings, urban projects, paintings, sculptures, drawings, and publications, he succeeded to develop a unique poetics of machine and metaphor, revolutionizing the way people see, use, and make architecture. More than a modern architect, Le Corbusier was the architect of modern life. The present monograph discusses Le Corbusier's oeuvre in a concise global manner in relation to the revolutionary developments of the century in which it was born. It shows how Le Corbusier worked within the context of new philosophical ideas; the avant-garde culture; the social, economic, and political movements; and new technology, achieving more than a delicate balance-- a synthesis. But it demonstrates also that Le Corbusier was a creator who conceived, enticed, and shaped many of these developments. As well as being the architect of the twentieth century, Le Corbusier is a prototype of human creativity.

Le Corbusier

1887 - 1965 ; die Lyrik der Architektur im Maschinenzeitalter

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Author: Jean-Louis Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836513050

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Page: 96

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Le Corbusier, the Dishonest Architect

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Author: Malcolm Millais

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 152750736X

Category: Art

Page: 280

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This is not a book for architects, but for all those that have suffered, consciously and unconsciously, from modern architecture and have wondered how it came about. This was largely due to one man, an architect called Le Corbusier. For some he was a genius, but the truth is he was a sham, a fake, a charlatan whose only gift was for self-publicity. He was the most influential architect of the second half of the twentieth century; his influence overwhelmed the architectural profession on a global scale, who swallowed his publicity whole, and still hold him in awe. For the rest of the world, the mere mortals, his influence was disastrous, as traditional buildings were destroyed and replaced by featureless boxes of varying sizes, imposing a dreariness hitherto unimagined. As usual, it was the poor who suffered most as they were herded into tower-blocks. These were often grouped into estates that ringed many towns and cities, which then degenerated into high-rise slums with all the well-known attendant social problems. This book exposes the myths that surround Le Corbusier, detailing the endless failures of his proposals and his projects. These were due to his profound dishonesty, both as a person and as an architect. His legacy was an architectural profession that believed, and still believe, they were designing buildings based on logic, functionality and honesty whereas they were doing the opposite.

Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret - Restoration of the Clarté Building, Geneva

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Author: Office du patrimoine et des sites

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035607591

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

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The book describes the story of Clarté, Le Corbusier’s first apartment building, continuing the narrative into the 21st century. The steel skeleton building completed in Geneva in 1930/1932 is a prototype of the Moderne style and a precursor of the Unité d’Habitation. The building was neglected for many decades and not listed as a historic building until the 1990s. In 2007 the external envelope was repaired as the first step, followed by refurbishment of the interior, in which building preservation requirements were taken into account in an exemplary manner. The building log book by the architects and structural engineers is illustrated with numerous new and historic drawings and photographs, and has been supplemented with an account of the building’s history. The renovated building is presented in large photographs.

Le Corbusier, 1887-1965

The Lyricism of Architecture in the Machine Age

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Author: Jean-Louis Cohen

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783822835357

Category: Architecture

Page: 96

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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 Uniti d'Habitation in Marseilles and the Church of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp. Basic Architecture features: Each title contains approximately 120 images, including photographs, sketches, drawings, and floor plans Introductory essays explore the architect's life and work, touching on family and background as well as collaborations with other architects The body presents the most important works in chronological order, with descriptions of client and/or architect wishes, construction problems, and resolutions.

The Le Corbusier Guide

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Author: Deborah Gans

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483135772

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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The Le Corbusier Guide presents the architecture of Le Corbusier. The focus is on Paris given that it is his adopted city and the place where he came of age. Within its environs is a representative sample of his built work. It contains most of his purist houses, and an early foray away from the crisp surfaces of Purism. This itinerary follows the outlines of Le Corbusier's life's work. Beginning at his birthplace in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the route continues to Paris, to the perimeter of France, and finally to the international scene architects, architecture, Paris. Also presented are Le Corbusier's work in Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, United States, Argentina, Brazil, Tunisia, Iraq, Japan, USSR, and India. The itinerary includes not only the buildings but also the process of getting from one to the next. On the ""open road"" it is a pleasure to remember Le Corbusier's own joy of self-propulsion in the automobile, efficiency, and speed in the train; and the thrill of flight as he experienced it with the poet of flight, Antoine de Saint Exupery. All these mimetic pleasures are ancillary to the experience of the buildings in situ in their complex relationship to local landscape, national spirit, and international vision.

Le Corbusier in Detail

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Author: Flora Samuel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136388907

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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This is the first book to give such close attention to Le Corbusier's approach to the making of buildings. It illustrates the ways in which Le Corbusier's details were expressive of his overall philosophical intentions. It is not a construction book in the usual sense- rather it focusses on the meaning of detail, on the ways in which detail informs the overall architectural narrative of a building. Well illustrated and containing several specially prepared scaled drawings it acts as timely reminder to both students and architects of the possibilities inherent in the most small scale tectonic gestures.

Le Corbusier

the art of architecture

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Author: Le Corbusier,Alexander von Vegesack,Stanislaus von Moos,Arthur Rüegg,Mateo Kries,Vitra Design Museum,Nederlands Architectuurinstituut

Publisher: Vitra Design Stiftung

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 397

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Le Corbusier is regarded as the most influential architect of the twentieth century. This publication presents an overview of the Le Corbusier;s work not only as an architect but as a designer of comprehensive ideas offeringinsight into his firniture, interior design and art as a catalyst for the creative developments of his time.

Le Corbusier

The City of Refuge, Paris 1929/33

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Author: Brian Brace Taylor

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226791340

Category: Architecture

Page: 185

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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. Throughout, Taylor focuses on Le Corbusier's environmental, technological, and social intentions as opposed to his strictly formal intentions. He shows that the City of Refuge became primarily a laboratory for the architect's own research and not simply a conventional solution to residents' requirements or the Salvation Army's program.

Le Corbusier

the Garland essays

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Author: Harold Allen Brooks

Publisher: Facsimiles-Garl

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 267

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Der LEGO®-Architekt

Baustile mit LEGO kennenlernen und nachbauen

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Author: Tom Alphin

Publisher: dpunkt.verlag

ISBN: 3960882025

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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Werde LEGO®-Architekt! Begebe dich auf eine Reise durch die Architekturgeschichte: Lerne Baustile vom Neoklassizismus über Modernismus bis hin zu High-Tech-Lösungen kennen – verwirklicht mit LEGO. Anleitungen für 12 Modelle in verschiedenen Architekturstilen laden zum Nachbau ein und inspirieren dich zu eigenen Bauwerken. Dieses Buch ist von der LEGO-Gruppe weder unterstützt noch autorisiert worden.

Le Corbusier, the Noble Savage

Toward an Archaeology of Modernism

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Author: Adolf Max Vogt

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262720335

Category: Architecture

Page: 381

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Uncovering crucial dimensions of Le Corbusier's early life and resurrecting primary documents and source materials overlooked by other scholars.

Le Corbusier's Venice Hospital and the Mat Building Revival

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Author: Hashim Sarkis,Pablo Allard,Timothy Hyde

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791325385

Category: Architecture

Page: 131

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This volume explores an unbuilt yet iconic project by Le Corbusier 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. 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 simultanously 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 complete the building. However, due to changes in city government, the project was eventually abandoned. This book reinvestigates this canonic example of Le Corbusier's late work and includes an account of de la Fuente's involvement in the project, previously unpublished drawings from his archive, and a reprint of Alison Smithson's seminal essay on 'mat' buildings.

Apartment Block 24 N. C. and LeCorbusier's Home

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Author: Jacques Sbriglio,Le Corbusier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764354329

Category: Architecture

Page: 113

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The construction of the apartment block at number 24, rue Nungesser et Coli in Paris, between 1931 and 1934, was an important milestone for Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. It was the first opportunity offered to them in France to put to the test theories on urbanism and architecture, which they had been working on since the 1920s ("cinq points de l'architecture moderne"), and marks an important stage on the path to Brutalism. And it is of all the more interest because of the apartment and art studio Le Corbusier designed for the top two floors of the building and in which he lived from 1934 until his death in 1965. Historical documents and drawings make this handy-sized volume an invaluable guide for visitors and a practical introduction for all architectural enthusiasts.

Recto Verso: Redefining the Sketchbook

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Author: Angela Bartram,Nader El-Bizri,Douglas Gittens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317070003

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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Bringing together a broad range of contributors including art, architecture, and design academic theorists and historians, in addition to practicing artists, architects, and designers, this volume explores the place of the sketchbook in contemporary art and architecture. Drawing upon a diverse range of theories, practices, and reflections common to the contemporary conceptualisation of the sketchbook and its associated environments, it offers a dialogue in which the sketchbook can be understood as a pivotal working tool that contributes to the creative process and the formulation and production of visual ideas. Along with exploring the theoretical, philosophical, psychological, and curatorial implications of the sketchbook, the book addresses emergent digital practices by way of examining contemporary developments in sketchbook productions and pedagogical applications. Consequently, these more recent developments question the validity of the sketchbook as both an instrument of practice and creativity, and as an educational device. International in scope, it not only explores European intellectual and artistic traditions, but also intercultural and cross-cultural perspectives, including reviews of practices in Chinese artworks or Islamic calligraphy, and situational contexts that deal with historical examples, such as Roman art, or modern practices in geographical-cultural regions like Pakistan.