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Le Corbusier and the Architectural Promenade

Le Corbusier and the Architectural Promenade

  • Author: Flora Samuel
  • Publisher: Birkhauser
  • ISBN: 9783034606073
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 223
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The first in - depth and authoritative treatment of a key concept in Le Corbusier's work

The Villas of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret 1920-1930

The Villas of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret 1920-1930

  • Author: Tim Benton
  • Publisher: Birkhauser Architecture
  • ISBN: 9783764384067
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 272
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The villas of the 1920s in and around Paris, including such modern classics as the Villa La Roche-Jeanneret in the Auteuil district of Paris, the Villa Stein-de Monzie in Garches, and the Villa Savoye in Poissy, constituted a radically new orientation for architecture that have made them central points of reference for all subsequent generations of architects right up to the present. This standard work, long out of print, reveals the design processes behind these icons of modernism, from the first idea to the occupation of the homes, and sheds light on the steps and contexts of daily work. It measures the concept of modern architecture against the built reality, and enables us to rediscover the architect Le Corbusier behind the myth. The continuing relevance of Le Corbusierâs oeuvre today is underscored by the extensive exhibition âLe Corbusier: The Art of Architectureâ, organized by the Vitra Design Museum in collaboration with the Netherlands Architecture Institute, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Fondation Le Corbusier. The author, Tim Benton, is recognised as a leadinding expert on Le Corbusier and one of the most important art historians worldwide. He now teaches at the Open University, Great Britainâs largest university.

Le Corbusier in Detail

Le Corbusier in Detail

  • Author: Flora Samuel
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136388907
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 264
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This is the first book to give such close attention to Le Corbusier's approach to the making of buildings. It illustrates the ways in which Le Corbusier's details were expressive of his overall philosophical intentions. It is not a construction book in the usual sense- rather it focusses on the meaning of detail, on the ways in which detail informs the overall architectural narrative of a building. Well illustrated and containing several specially prepared scaled drawings it acts as timely reminder to both students and architects of the possibilities inherent in the most small scale tectonic gestures.

Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier

Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier

The Romantic Legacy

  • Author: Richard A. Etlin
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719040610
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 222
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The original and controversial architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier has had a profound influence on 20th-century architecture worldwide. In this fully-illustrated work Etlin offers his insights into the influence that formed the basis for the architectural development of arguably the greatest architects of the 20th century. He focuses on the main principles of progressive 19th-century architectural thought: the architectural system; the picturesque; philosphical eclecticism; and the spirit of the times.

Architecture and Movement

Architecture and Movement

the Dynamic Experience of Buildings and Landscapes

  • Author: Peter Blundell Jones,Mark Meagher
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131765529X
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 298
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The experience of movement, of moving through buildings, cities, landscapes and in everyday life, is the only involvement most individuals have with the built environment on a daily basis. User experience is so often neglected in architectural study and practice. Architecture and Movement tackles this complex subject for the first time, providing the wide range of perspectives needed to tackle this multi-disciplinary topic. Organised in four parts it: documents the architect’s, planner’s, or designer’s approach, looking at how they have sought to deploy buildings as a promenade and how they have thought or written about it. concentrates on the individual’s experience, and particularly on the primacy of walking, which engages other senses besides the visual. engages with society and social rituals, and how mutually we define the spaces through which we move, both by laying out routes and boundaries and by celebrating thresholds. analyses how we deal with promenades which are not experienced directly but via other mediums such as computer models, drawings, film and television. The wide selection of contributors include academics and practitioners and discuss cases from across the US, UK, Europe and Asia. By mingling such disparate voices in a carefully curated selection of chapters, the book enlarges the understanding of architects, architectural students, designers and planners, alerting them to the many and complex issues involved in the experience of movement.

The New Space

The New Space

Movement and Experience in Viennese Modern Architecture

  • Author: Christopher Long
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300223927
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 264
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Scholars have long stressed the problem of ornament and expression when considering Viennese modernism. By the first decade of the 20th century, however, the avant-garde had shifted its focus from the surface to the interior. Adolf Loos (1870–1933), together with Josef Frank (1885–1967) and Oskar Strnad (1879–1935), led this generation of architects to interpret modernism through culture and lifestyle. They were interested in the experience of architectural space: how it could be navigated, inhabited, and designed to reflect the modern way of life while also offering respite from it. The New Space traces the theoretical conversation about space carried out in the writings and built works of Loos, Frank, and Strnad over four decades. The three ultimately explored what Le Corbusier would later—independently—term the architectural promenade. Lavishly illustrated with new photography and architectural plans, this important book enhances our understanding of the development of modernism and of architectural theory and practice.

Le Corbusier's Maison Curutchet

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.

The Story of Post-Modernism

The Story of Post-Modernism

Five Decades of the Ironic, Iconic and Critical in Architecture

  • Author: Charles Jencks
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119960096
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 296
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In The Story of Post-Modernism, Charles Jencks, the authority on Post-Modern architecture and culture, provides the defining account of Post-Modern architecture from its earliest roots in the early 60s to the present day. By breaking the narrative into seven distinct chapters, which are both chronological and overlapping, Jencks charts the ebb and flow of the movement, the peaks and troughs of different ideas and themes. The book is highly visual. As well as providing a chronological account of the movement, each chapter also has a special feature on the major works of a given period. The first up-to-date narrative of Post-Modern Architecture - other major books on the subject were written 20 years ago. An accessible narrative that will appeal to students who are new to the subject, as well as those who can remember its heyday in the 70s and 80s.

Le Corbusier, 1887-1965

Le Corbusier, 1887-1965

The Lyricism of Architecture in the Machine Age

  • Author: Jean-Louis Cohen
  • Publisher: Taschen
  • ISBN: 9783822835357
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 96
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Architectural poetry in the machine age Born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, Le Corbusier (1887-1965) adopted his famous pseudonym after publishing his ideas in the review L'Esprit Nouveau in 1920. The few buildings he was able to design during the 1920s, when he also spent much of his time painting and writing, brought him to the forefront of modern architecture, though it wasn't until after World War II that his epoch-making buildings were constructed, such as the Uniti d'Habitation in Marseilles and the Church of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp. Basic Architecture features: Each title contains approximately 120 images, including photographs, sketches, drawings, and floor plans Introductory essays explore the architect's life and work, touching on family and background as well as collaborations with other architects The body presents the most important works in chronological order, with descriptions of client and/or architect wishes, construction problems, and resolutions.

Surface/Subsurface

Surface/Subsurface

  • Author: Michael Manfredi,Marion Weiss
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • ISBN: 9781568987330
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 208
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For nearly two decades the architecture firm Weiss/Manfredi has practiced outside the traditional boundaries of architecture. Their work with complex sites and programs benefits from an interdisciplinary approach and a dynamic integration of architecture, art, infrastructure, and landscape design. Surface/Subsurface presents nine major projects that have been completed since their first monograph Site Specific, published in 2000. Their design processexemplary of the best contemporary architectural practicesreveals potential in subsurface conditions with the goal of generating an entirely new language for the surface. Projects include the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, which wanders over a highway and train lines; the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, New York, which manipulates the movement of water, cars, and visitors; and the Smith College Campus Center in Northampton, Massachusetts, whichtransforms the brick campus into a luminous terracotta surface. Each project is fully documented through project photographs, drawings, details, and texts.