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    DescriptionCharles-Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, had an unparalleled influence on the design, function and construction of twentieth-century buildings, both public and residential. In addition, he was an artist and designer--an aspect of his creativity which was somewhat eclipsed by his architectural renown. Le Corbusier had originally intended to be a painter and his early studies were primarily focused on art and decoration. For more than five decades, Le Corbusier oscillated between contradictory poles: his fascination with mechanical objects on the one hand, and his search for poetic form on the other. The intermingling of his more private aesthetic pursuits and his more public works took place in his "secret laboratory," inside his artist's studio. This volume consolidates the diverse facets of his oeuvre, offering a more complete understanding of his paintings, drawings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, architectural sketches and plans--as well as his books and photographs. In tying together these disparate strands, we gain greater insight into the path of his overall creative evolution. This unified overview is revealing both for scholars of Le Corbusier's work and for all those seeking a better understanding of this exceptionally talented and significant historical figure. The book's five chapters cover a wide spectrum, ranging from the purist paintings and early villas to Le Corbusier's later reinterpretation of his values and his final works. Perhaps the most important visionary of modern architecture, the Swiss-born Le Corbusier (1887-1965) broke new ground in reimagining residences, workplaces and urban environments--aiming to provide an enhanced quality of life for all--especially for the poorer classes. Prolific and an enthusiastic traveler, his work can be found at locations throughout Europe, India and America.


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    Title
    Le Corbusier's Secret Laboratory
    Subtitle
    From Painting to Architecture
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Jean-Louis Cohen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 468
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,134 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783775735681
    ISBN 10: 3775735682
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    B&T Approval Code: A02304044
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    B&T Approval Code: A05093022
    BISAC V2.8: ART016030, ARC006020
    DC23: 709.2
    Publisher
    Hatje Cantz
    Imprint name
    Hatje Cantz
    Publication date
    31 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Ostfildern
    Review quote
    This book is the ultimate Corbu reader and crash course for enthusiasts and novices alike.--Miguel Figueroa"PIN-UP" (12/01/2013)