Towards a New Architectureby Le Corbusier, Frederick Etchells (Translator)
Pioneering manifesto by founder of "International School." Technical and aesthetic theories, views of industry, economics, relation of form to function, "mass-production split," and much more. Profusely illustrated.
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I had seen some of Corbusier's work and always thought it to be cold and undesirable because of his use of concrete as one of his main building materials. After reading his book, I began to see not only why he used concrete but also began to see his idea of how space should function. Towards A New Architecture explains Corbusier's idea of 'houses as machines for living in.' He gives three examples of modern inventions that are very efficient and inhabitable, ocean liners, airplanes, and cars, and explains how a building should meet the needs of it's inhabitants the way these examples do. Towards A New Architecture helped me appreciate architecture from a new viewpoint.