The Final Testament of Pere Corbu: A Translation and Interpretation of Mise au point by Ivan Zaknic

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Le Corbusier, the most influential architect of the twentieth century, died in 1965 only weeks after completing Mise au point, his last opus in the form of autobiographical reflections. This book is the first English translation of Mise au point, the first illustrated critical bilingual edition, and the first attempt to integrate this document into Le Corbusier's life as a whole, especially its final embittered years. Illustrated with photos and drawings, many of which appear here for the first time, and also ...
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Overview

Le Corbusier, the most influential architect of the twentieth century, died in 1965 only weeks after completing Mise au point, his last opus in the form of autobiographical reflections. This book is the first English translation of Mise au point, the first illustrated critical bilingual edition, and the first attempt to integrate this document into Le Corbusier's life as a whole, especially its final embittered years. Illustrated with photos and drawings, many of which appear here for the first time, and also including a revealing interview granted by Le Corbusier in the final months of his life, the volume will be welcomed by all students of Le Corbusier's art, architecture, and urban planning, as well as by those interested in modernism and twentieth-century culture.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
Mise au point 83
The Final Year: A Transcription and Translation of Le Corbusier's Last Recorded Interview 103
Le Corbusier as Author, Artist, Architect: A Chronology 133
App The Original Text of Mise au point 141
Notes 157
Index 175
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