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Le Corbusier in America Travels in the Land of the Timid by Mardges Bacon

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Published by The MIT Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Individual architects,
  • Inter-war period, 1918-1939,
  • 20th Century Architecture,
  • Architecture,
  • USA,
  • History - General,
  • Individual Architect,
  • Architecture / General,
  • 1887-1965,
  • Influence,
  • Le Corbusier,,
  • Travel,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10236777M
ISBN 100262024799
ISBN 109780262024792

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Le Corbusier Modulor Rule: An Innovative Tape Measure from the Master of Modern Architecture. His career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout Europe, India, and America. He was a pioneer in studies of modern high Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier; was an architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture.4/5(4).   Here, we look at ten of Le Corbusier’s projects from the book. Villa Fallet, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, –07 Le Corbusier’s first commission, this house features medieval elements.   Le Corbusier (the pseudonym of Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris) was a Parisian architect born in a watchmaking town in Switzerland at the end of the previous century. He was brilliant, driven, creative, disruptive, frustrating, infamous, and, for better and worse, he left his mark on architecture and urban design all over the world/5(43).

The shorthand titles that Le Corbusier used in the book, Expo: Arts Deco was adapted in by the art historian Bevis Hillier for a catalog of an exhibition on the style, and in in the title of a book, Art Deco of the 20s and 30s. And thereafter the term "Art Deco" was commonly used as the name of the : AIA Gold Medal (), Grand Officiers of . Le Corbusier book. Read 8 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In the years to , Le Corbusier developed a system of measureme /5. Le Corbusier in America: Travels in the Land of the Timid by Mardges Bacon and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - Le Corbusier in America: Travels in the Land of the Timid the Mit Press by Bacon, Mardges - . "The Le Corbusier Guide features photographs, plans, and precise descriptions of over 70 of Le Corbusier's extant buildings in Europe, Japan, Russia, Africa, India, and North and South America. An essay by Alan Plattus and a biographical note introduce the reader to the life and ideas of this great s: 1.