Le Corbusier Le Grand

Le Corbusier Le Grand

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By (author) Tim Benton, By (author) Fondation Le Corbusier, By (author) Phaidon Editors, Translated by Alexandra Bonfante-Warren, Translated by Elizabeth Clegg

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  • Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 768 pages
  • Dimensions: 364mm x 496mm x 98mm | 9,730g
  • Publication date: 2 July 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0714846686
  • ISBN 13: 9780714846682
  • Illustrations note: 1000 colour, 1000 b&w
  • Sales rank: 146,080

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A spectacular visual biography of one of the greatest architects of the 20th century.

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Jean-Louis Cohen is undoubtedly France's most authoritative and knowledgeable historian of twentieth-century architecture and urbanism. He divides his time between Paris and New York, where he is the Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture at the Institute of Fine Arts of NYU University. Tim Benton, a highly regarded Le Corbusier scholar, is a Lecturer in the History of Art, Open University, Milton Keynes, England.

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'the man who designed the 20th century - [Le Corbusier] arguably had more of an influence on the form of the modern world than any other architect ...You couldn't make a book like this about just any architect. - Beyond the architecture, reveals a great deal about the man himself. - It all points to a life lived enviably fully.' The Guardian online 'The impact of all the illustrations is undoubtedly fascinating - a real joy [ - ] to browse through - conveys the experience of a day at a really well organised archive.' Building Design, July 2008 'formidable and wide-ranging - Le Corbusier Le Grand is a feast. - Every page is dense with ideas. - a source book for the modern world.' Jonathan Meades, News Statesman

Table of contents

Introductory essay by Jean-Louis CohenChapter introductions by Tim Benton1: Childhood and the Wander Years (1887-1917)2: Becoming Le Corbusier (1917-1924)3: Industrial Icons and White Villas (1920-1930)4: In Search of the Big Commission (1925-1940)5: Politics and Persuasion (1939-1945)6: Reconstruction (1943-1950)7: Passage to India (1951-1958)8: The Sacred and the Sublime (1950-1960)9: Mediterranean Days (1950-1965)10: Remorse and Retrospection (1960-1965)ChronologyCast of CharactersBibliographyIndex