Le Corbusier

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Architectural poetry in the machine age.

Le Corbusier

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'Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of volumes brought together in light.' -Le Corbusier Born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, Le Corbusier (1887-1965) adopted his famous pseudonym after publishing his ideas in the review L'Esprit Nouveau in 1920. The few buildings he was able to design during the 1920s, when he also spent much of his time painting and writing, brought him to the forefront of modern architecture, though it wasnít until after World War II that his epoch-making buildings were constructed, such as the Unite d'Habitation in Marseilles and the Church of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp.

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Author Peter Gossel (editor) / Prof. Jean-Louis Cohen
Publisher Taschen
Page Count 96pp
Publication Size 9.5 x 12
Publication Notes Hardcover, Color
Publication Date August 20, 2009
ISBN 978-3836513081

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