|aLe Corbusier :|bideas and forms /|cWilliam J.R. Curtis.
|aIdeas and forms
|aLondon ;|aNew York, NY :|bPhaidon,|c2015.
|a511 p. :|bill. (some col.) ;|c32 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIntroduction: Notes to Invention -- I. The formative years of Charles Edouard Jeanneret, 1887-1922 : The home base -- In search of personal principles -- A classicism for the Jura -- Paris, purism and L'esprit nouveau -- II. Architectural ideals and social realities, 1922-1944 : Defining types for the new industrial city -- Houses, studios and villas -- Machine-age palaces and public institutions -- The structure of intentions: Villa Savoye -- Collective demonstrations: Cité de Refuge and Pavilion Suisse -- Mechanization, nature and 'Regionalism' -- Politics, urbanism and travels -- III. The ancient sense: late works, 1945-1965 : The modular, Marseilles and the Mediterranean myth -- Sacral forms, ancient associations -- Le Corbusier in India: the symbolism of Chandigarh -- The merchants of Ahmedabad -- Retrospection and invention: final projects -- IV. Principals and transformations : The realm of architectural ideas -- The genesis of forms -- The unique and the typical -- On transforming Le Corbusier -- Conclusion : Modernism, nature, tradition.
|aLe Corbusier (1887-1965) has been one of the dominant forces in twentieth-century architecture, and many of the forms he created have become archetypes of modernism. But he was also a social visionary and a writer of polemics, whose ideas have generated intense and partisan controversy. Now fully updated with new scholarship and contemporary research, 'Le Corbusier: Ideas and forms' provides a comprehensive and unbiased survey that puts Le Corbusier in a balanced perspective and analyses his work from a contemporary context.
|aLe Corbusier,|d1887-1965|xCriticism and interpretation.
內容簡介top Le Corbusier 簡介 An expanded edition on the master of Modernism, Le Corbusier, by award‐winning architectural historian William J R Curtis.Originally published in 1996 to critical fanfair, scholar William J.R. Curtis has re‐issued his classic text with extensive new scholarship and contemporary research that continues the high standard of the original. Presented chronologically with a clear narrative, Curtis has worked tirelessly not only to document Le Corbusier‐s key projects in detail but to contextualize them within the architect?s overarching philosophy of urbanism and art and the pervading culture of Le Corbusier time. With full access to the renowned Le Corbusier archive, Curtis?text is lavishly illustrated with new photographs, plans and original sketches and a fresh new design.Praise for the first edition:"This is not only the best single work on Le Corbusier ?a model of scholarship, erudite yet eminently readable ?it is also an invaluable analysis of the creative architectural process. It should be read and re‐read by every student of architecture." ?Building Design"William J R Curtis is the best architectural historian writing in the English language." ?Chicago Tribune