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Urban Textures - Yves Lion

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Born in Casablanca in 1945, Yves Lion has been a pre-eminent figure in the French architectural scene and debate for some thirty years now. This book is the first overall survey of Lion's work, describing the key themes of his oeuvre. Urban planning and housing issues have formed a strong focus of his work and are thus discussed extensively. Lion is portrayed within the context of French and European architectural culture and placed in the eventful history of architectural ideals. Amongst the buildings documented...
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Overview

Born in Casablanca in 1945, Yves Lion has been a pre-eminent figure in the French architectural scene and debate for some thirty years now. This book is the first overall survey of Lion's work, describing the key themes of his oeuvre. Urban planning and housing issues have formed a strong focus of his work and are thus discussed extensively. Lion is portrayed within the context of French and European architectural culture and placed in the eventful history of architectural ideals. Amongst the buildings documented within this framework are the Lyons Court of Justice, Nantes Opera House, housing schemes on Quai de Seine and elsewhere in Paris, the French Embassy in Beirut and the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie in Paris.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783764390136
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/28/2008
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 11.69 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : a melange of genres 7
Ch. 1 Modern comfort 33
Ch. 2 Deja la 51
Ch. 3 Homage to architecture, or being "completely against" it ... 65
Ch. 4 "Paris vu par" Lion 89
Ch. 5 Suburban air(s) 105
Ch. 6 Large dimensions 119
Ch. 7 From the road to the street 131
Ch. 8 Urban textures 143
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