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Le Corbusier (World of Art) Paperback – June, 2001
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Le Corbusier was the name adopted by a Bauhaus-schooled Swiss architect, né Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris. I purchased this 1970-issued book shortly after my return to the United States in order to learn more about him. No question, he had elements of genius, and has had a lasting impact on building design. His “five points” of architectural design, as described on p. 13 are as follows: “the replacement of cellars and foundations by piles; the use of roof gardens; the point loading of floor supports to free internal planning; the change from windows to strips of glass (‘repetitive mechanical elements’) running from wall to wall, and thus –logically- the creation of a curtain-wall façade which would no longer carry load.Read more ›
The Plates 21
Notes on the plates 123
Chronological list: projects and events 131
Select bibliography 133