Le Corbusier: An Analysis of Form

Le Corbusier: An Analysis of Form

by Geoffrey H. Baker
     
 

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In this third, revised edition of his eidely acclaimed book, Dr. Geoffrey Baker explains the complexities of Le Corbusier's oeuvre using a three-dimensional diagrammatic analysis to identify major themes and influences. The narrative and fine illustration, enhanced by the inclusion of color plates, cover the key buildings from the four developmental stages of his

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In this third, revised edition of his eidely acclaimed book, Dr. Geoffrey Baker explains the complexities of Le Corbusier's oeuvre using a three-dimensional diagrammatic analysis to identify major themes and influences. The narrative and fine illustration, enhanced by the inclusion of color plates, cover the key buildings from the four developmental stages of his work, making it an excellent guide for architect and student alike.

Inclusion of the Pavillion Suisse in this volume reminds us of the transitional nature of this building in which the use of natural material, stone, and curved forms reveals fresh lyricism in Le Corbusier's oeuvre. Inclsuion of the Villa Shodhan in India concludes the cubic domestic progression that begins with the Maison Citrohan, developing through such key examples as the La Roche Jeanneret houses, the Villa Stein-de-Monzie, Villa Savoye, and Villa at Carthage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471288138
Publisher:
Van Nostrand Reinhold
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
11.67(w) x 8.28(h) x 1.03(d)

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