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    DescriptionComparisons between Loos and Le Corbusier greatly illuminate the special qualities of each of these two magisterial architects. In the work of both architects there is creative tension between two paradigms: on the one hand, their work is concerned with the autonomy of architectural means, and on the other, each architect tries to locate his work in a context. These contexts frequently overlap. To Loos, the starting departure is traditional craftsmanship, the task being socially determined. In Le Corbusier's case, the division of labor between design and realization forms the core of architectural process. The assignment and means of realizing it are formulated in terms of new technologies. This revised and updated edition looks anew at the respective merits of two giants of modern architecture. As well as featuring writings by the architects themselves, the book illustrates the evolution of the work of Loos and Le Corbusier, with detailed reference to their domestic projects, ranging from the Strasser House (1919) to the Last House (1932), and from Maison Domino (1915) to Villa Savoye (1932). With excellent overviews and analyses, this book offers insight into the motivations of these two architects, so near yet so far away.

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    Raumplan Versus Plan Libre
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Max Risselada, Text by Adolf Loos, Text by Le Corbusier, Text by Johan Van De Beek
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 270 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 798 g
    ISBN 13: 9789064506659
    ISBN 10: 9064506655

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    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: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AMK
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    Abridged Dewey: 724
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    BISAC V2.8: ARC006020, ARC005070
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    Illustrations note
    100 colour illustrations, 200 b & w illustrations
    010 Uitgeverij
    Imprint name
    010 Uitgeverij
    Publication date
    01 December 2013
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