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Toward an Architecture

Toward an Architecture


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ISBN-13: 9780892368990
Publisher: Getty Publications
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Series: Texts and Documents Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 774,906
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Jean-Louis Cohen is the Sheldon H. Solow Chair in the History of Architecture at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. He has written extensively on Le Corbusier’s work. John Goodman is a translator and art historian. He has rendered some thirty books from French into English.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
From the Translator     xi
Introduction   Jean-Louis Cohen     1
Toward an Architecture
Introduction to the Second Edition     83
Argument     85
Aesthetic of the Engineer, Architecture     91
Three Reminders to Architects     99
Volume     99
Surface     107
Plan     115
Regulating Lines     131
Eyes That Do Not See...     145
Liners     145
Airplanes     159
Automobiles     177
Architecture     193
The Lesson of Rome     193
The Illusion of the Plan     213
Pure Creation of the Mind     231
Mass-Production Housing     253
Architecture or Revolution     291
Editor's and Translator's Notes     308
Selected Bibliography     331
Illustration Credits     335
Index     336

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