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Le Corbusier Le Grand

$59.95 Hardcover

Written By:

Jean-Louis Cohen, Tim Benton,

Published By:

Phaidon Inc Ltd, 11/10/2014

Product Details:

847 pages : 12.00 H x 2.00 D x 10.00 W inches 7.20 lbs.

A spectacular visual biography that examines the life and work of Le Corbusier (1887-1965), one of the giants of twentieth-century architecture and design. Born Charles Edouard Jeanneret in Switzerland, the self-named Le Corbusier was not only the creator of some of the most impressive buildings of the last century - Villa Savoye and the Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut in France, the Parliament Building in Chandigarh, India - he was also an accomplished painter, sculptor, furniture designer, urbanist, and author. His ideas made him a dominant force in the world of architecture, while his elegant bearing made him a celebrity. Drawing on an array of archival material, including sketches, photographs, and correspondences, this book depicts in roughly chronological order not only his vast and varied output, but also the major events, people, and forces that shaped the life of an artist who, continues to fascinate. A formidable, far-reaching overview of the genius architect,...
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