Le Corbusier und die Schweiz

Author: Le Corbusier

Publisher: Institut Fur Geschichte Und Theorie Ossische Technische Hoch

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architects

Page: 123

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Le Corbusier in America

Author: Mardges Bacon

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262523424

Category: Architecture

Page: 406

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In this study of Le Corbusier's American tour, Mardges Bacon reconstructs his encounter with America in all its fascinating detail. It presents a critical history of the tour as well as a nuanced and intimate portrait of the architect.

Le Corbusier's Hands

Author: Andre Wogenscky

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262232448

Category: Architecture

Page: 96

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Le Corbusier's assistant and fellow architect remembers his mentor in a series of concise and poetic reflections. Le Corbusier's Hands offers a poetic and personal portrait of Le Corbusier—a nuanced portrayal that is in contrast to the popular image of Le Corbusier the aloof modernist. The author knew Le Corbusier intimately for thirty years, first as his draftsman and main assistant, later as his colleague and personal friend. In this book, written in the mid-1980s, Wogenscky remembers his mentor in a series of revealing personal statements and evocative reflections unlike anything that exists in the vast literature on Le Corbusier. Wogenscky draws a portrait in swift, deft strokes—50 short chapters, one leading to the next, one memory of Le Corbusier opening into another. Appearing and reappearing like a leitmotif are Le Corbusier's hands—touching, taking, drawing, offering, closing, opening, grasping, releasing: "It was his hands that revealed him.... They spoke all his feelings, all the vibrations of his inner life that his face tried to conceal." Wogenscky writes about Le Corbusier's work, including the famous design of the chapel at Ronchamp, his ideas for high-density Unités d'Habitation linked to the center of a "Radiant City," and his "Modulor" system for defining proportions—which Wogenscky compares to a piano tuner's finding the exact relation between sounds. He remembers the day Picasso spent with Le Corbusier at the Marseilles building site—"All day long they outdid one another in a show of modesty," he observes in amazement. He adds, speaking for himself and the others present, "We were inside a double energy field." And Wogenscky writes about Le Corbusier more personally. "I have spent years trying to understand what went on in his mind and in his hand," he tells us. With Le Corbusier's Hands, Wogenscky gives us a unique record of an enigmatic genius.

Le Corbusier. Le Couvent Sainte Marie de La Tourette / The Monastery of Sainte Marie de La Tourette

Author: Philippe Potié

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035603146

Category: Architecture

Page: 136

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in1952 Le Corbusier was commissioned "to dwell in the silence of men of prayer and study and to construct a church for them". The result was his impressive Convent of La Tourette, marking a significant step in modern religious architecture. Beginning with the rectangular form common to the Cirstercian monastic tradition, he created a building whose stark form contrasts beautifully with the organic elements of the interior court and the grasslands surrounding it. The church itself is a model of simplicity, the cement has been left rough and the well located sources of light evoke a feeling of silence and reflection. The order s precept of prayer, study and reflection is aptly mirrored in the architecture. Like the other Le Corbusier Guides published by Birkhäuser, this volume provides a wealth of plans, details, photographs and information on this building which today is also a conference centre.

Le Corbusier

Author: Stanislaus von Moos

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 9064506426

Category: Architecture

Page: 367

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Originally published in Germany in 1968, this first comprehensive and critical survey of Le Corbusier's life and work soon became the standard text on the architect and polymath. French, Spanish, English, Japanese and Korean editions followed, but the book has now been out of print for almost two decades. In the meantime, Le Corbusier's archives in Paris have become available for research, resulting in an avalanche of scholarship. Von Moos' critical take and the basic criteria by which the subject is organized and historicized remain surprisingly pertinent in the context of this recent jungle of Corbusier studies. This new, completely revised edition is based on the 1979 version published in English by the MIT Press but offers a substantially updated body of illustrations. Each of the seven chapters is supplemented by a critical survey of recent scholarship on the respective issues. An updated edition of this acclaimed book, an essential read for students of architecture and architectural history.

The Le Corbusier Guide

Author: Deborah Gans,Le Corbusier

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568985398

Category: Architecture

Page: 283

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A picture may be worth a thousand words but there is no real substitute for personal experience and anyone who has visited Le Corbusier knows just how true this is. This architectural guide tells you everything you need to know to get to his buildings including maps, directions, and visitor information.

Le Corbusier's Maison Curutchet

Author: Alejandro Lapunzina

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568980959

Category: Architecture

Page: 179

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One of his very few built projects in the Americas, Maison Curutchet is a fascinating representation of Le Corbusier's stylistic transitional period, bridging his late 1920s purism and the maturity of his later work in India. Like Casa Malaparte, this book offers an in-depth analysis of a single building through original documents, drawings, and photographs.

Apartment Block 24 N. C. and LeCorbusier's Home

Author: Jacques Sbriglio,Le Corbusier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764354329

Category: Architecture

Page: 113

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Annotation The residence at 24 rue Nungesser et Coli in Paris was built in 1931-34 by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. It was precisely this building which gave exemplary expression to Le Corbusier's "Cinq points de l'architecture moderne."

Le Corbusier and the Occult

Author: Jan Birksted

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262026481

Category: Architecture

Page: 405

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Revealing the secret sources of Le Corbusier's architecture--concealed by the architect and undiscovered by scholars until now.

Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier

Author: Richard A. Etlin

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719040610

Category: Architecture

Page: 222

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Etlin offers new insights into the influences that formed the basis for Wright and Le Corbusier's architectural developments, by focusing on the main principles of 19th century architectural thought - the architectural system and the spirit of the times.