Le Corbusier

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714827902
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 11.12 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
Introduction: Notes on Invention 11
Pt. I The Formative Years of Charles Edouard Jeanneret 1887-1922
1 The Home Base 16
2 In Search of Personal Principles 26
3 A Classicism for the Jura 37
4 Paris, Purism and 'L'Esprit Nouveau' 48
Pt. II Architectural Ideals and Social Realities 1922-1944
5 Defining Types for the New Industrial City 60
6 Houses, Studios and Villas 71
7 Machine-Age Palaces and Public Institutions 85
8 Villa Savoye, Cite de Refuge, Pavillon Suisse 93
9 Regionalism and Reassessment in the 1930s 108
10 Politics, Urbanism and Travels 1929-1944 118
Pt. III The Ancient Sense: Late Works 1945-1965
11 The Modulor, Marseilles and the Mediterranean Myth 162
12 Sacral Forms, Ancient Associations 175
13 Le Corbusier in India: The Symbolism of Chandigarh 188
14 The Merchants of Ahmedabad 202
15 Retrospection and Invention: Final Projects 213
Conclusion: Le Corbusier: Principles and Transformations 223
Bibliography and Notes 230
Index 237
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