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    Le Corbusier Le Grand (Hardback) 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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    DescriptionA spectacular visual biography of one of the greatest architects of the 20th century.


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    Title
    Le Corbusier Le Grand
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tim Benton, By (author) Fondation Le Corbusier, By (author) Phaidon Editors, Translated by Alexandra Bonfante-Warren, Translated by Elizabeth Clegg
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 768
    Width: 320 mm
    Height: 420 mm
    Thickness: 85 mm
    Weight: 9,072 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780714846682
    ISBN 10: 0714846686
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AMB
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 21
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    DC22: 720.92
    BISAC V2.8: ARC006000
    BISAC region code: 1.2.2.0.0.0.0
    Libri: LECO5000
    Thema V1.0: AMB
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    1000 colour, 1000 b&w
    Publisher
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Publication date
    02 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    '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