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Upon completing the eponymous Le Corbusier Building in Berlin in 1958, the pioneering Modernist architect Le Corbusier described the building as rising up to, a monumental size without taking from any of its parts their respect for the individual, physical and subjective dimension. Le Corbusier had confronted Berliners, in their divided city, with his concept of communal living--a 17-story reinforced-concrete building containing 557 apartments, with only nine corridors to provide access to all of them. Le ...
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Trade Paperback New Upon completing the eponymous Le Corbusier Building in Berlin in 1958, the pioneering Modernist architect Le Corbusier described the building as rising up ... to, a monumental size without taking from any of its parts their respect for the individual, physical and subjective dimension. Le Corbusier had confronted Berliners, in their divided city, with his concept of communal living--a 17-story reinforced-concrete building containing 557 apartments, with only nine corridors to provide access to all of them. Le Corbusier's machine for living still influences the inhabitants of the building, yet no matter the architect's intention, it is ultimately the building's residents that give a house its life. Ethnologist and photographer Barbel Hogner was well aware of this when she moved into the Le Corbusier building as artist-in-residence in 2007. Her findings are published in this stunning volume, which features images of the interplay between residents and Le Corbusier's architectural masterwor Read more Show Less

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Upon completing the eponymous Le Corbusier Building in Berlin in 1958, the pioneering Modernist architect Le Corbusier described the building as rising up to, a monumental size without taking from any of its parts their respect for the individual, physical and subjective dimension. Le Corbusier had confronted Berliners, in their divided city, with his concept of communal living--a 17-story reinforced-concrete building containing 557 apartments, with only nine corridors to provide access to all of them. Le Corbusier's "machine for living" still influences the inhabitants of the building, yet no matter the architect's intention, it is ultimately the building's residents that give a house its life. Ethnologist and photographer Bärbel Högner was well aware of this when she moved into the Le Corbusier building as artist-in-residence in 2007. Her findings are published in this stunning volume, which features images of the interplay between residents and Le Corbusier's architectural masterwork.
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  • ISBN-13: 9783868590043
  • Publisher: Jovis Verlags- und Projektburo
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Le Corbusier, the great Swiss Architect and city planner, was born Charles Edouard Jeanneret in La Chaux-de-fonds, a watch-making city in Switzerland in 1887. He pioneered functionalist architecture with the use of reinforced concrete and the concept of the house as a "machine for living." He died in the Mediterranean in 1965.

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