Corbusier: Les Voyages D'allemagne, Carnets

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Le Corbusier (1887-1965), the great Swiss-French architect, was unquestionably the most important figure in twentieth-century architecture. His work in both design and theory has never been equaled. His most famous buildings include Villa Savoye, Ronchamp Chapel, La Tourette, and Unité d'Habitation, and his manifesto, Towards a New Architecture, is still read by all students of architecture worldwide.

This set of notebooks reveals the architect's early genius during his ...

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New York 1995 Soft Cover First Edition Thus New in New dust jacket 1885254156. NEW. #303 of 500 copies. In publisher's shrinkwrap, which was unsealed only to check copy number. ... Slipcase is cardboard, covered with yellow cloth on top and bottom, black cloth around the main body of the case. Front and pack has a paste down with the title, author and The Monacelli Press Fondation [sic] L. C. Originally published in Milan, Italy in 1994, in Italian. The original four Carnets [notebooks] are written in French, with mostly b/w, a few in color, drawings, sketches, notes, which are pencil like in appearance. Some of the pages are numbered, others are not. This set presents four meticulously reproduced travel notebooks of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret Le Corbusier on his travels through Germany, which came at the end of his tour of the Orient. In pocket-sized journals, he noted what he saw, sketched ideas and places, and offered thoughtful commentary on his experiences, which took place 1910-1911. A fifth 160-page volum Read more Show Less

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New York 1995 Soft Cover First Edition Thus New in New dust jacket 1885254156. Slipcase is cardboard, covered with yellow cloth on top and bottom, black cloth around the main ... body of the case. Front and pack has a paste down with the title, author and The Monacelli Press Fondation [sic] L. C. Originally published in Milan, Italy in 1994, in Italian. The original four Carnets [notebooks] are written in French, with mostly b/w, a few in color, drawings, sketches, notes in what looks like pencil. Some of the pages are numbered, others are not. This set presents four meticulously reproduced travel notebooks of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret Le Corbusier on his travels through Germany, which came at the end of his tour of the Orient. In pocket-sized journals, he noted what he saw, sketched ideas and places, and offered thoughtful commentary on his experiences, which took place 1910-1911. A fifth 160-page volume provides a concise overview of his journey in English, and a reprinting (in French) of his written entries. Read more Show Less

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Le Corbusier (1887-1965), the great Swiss-French architect, was unquestionably the most important figure in twentieth-century architecture. His work in both design and theory has never been equaled. His most famous buildings include Villa Savoye, Ronchamp Chapel, La Tourette, and Unité d'Habitation, and his manifesto, Towards a New Architecture, is still read by all students of architecture worldwide.

This set of notebooks reveals the architect's early genius during his formative years. When he was a twenty-three-year-old student traveling through Germany in 1910, he created a record of his journey in both words and remarkable images. Sketching and writing in watercolor, charcoal, and colored pencil, he recorded antique and contemporary architecture, his encounters with influential architects, and anything that crossed his path that he deemed interesting. These sketchbooks are essential to understanding Le Corbusier's vision and growth as an architect.

Published in a limited, numbered edition, the reproduction of the four notebooks is unparalleled. The pages are exceptional facsimiles of the originals, to the point of showing charcoal smudges. The transcription in the fifth volume is equally meticulous, with a clear system of notation to elucidate Le Corbusier's own shorthand and even his crossed-out text. Giuliano Gresleri's comprehensive introduction discusses not only the notebooks themselves but also their impact on Le Corbusier's life and future work.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781885254153
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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Giuliano Gresleri, a respected scholar of Le Corbusier's early years, wrote the introduction for 1987's Le Corbusier: Voyage d'Orient (the precursor of this set). He has written widely on Le Corbusier, especially on his travels.
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