Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (6 October 1887 – 27 August 1965), known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now regarded as modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, and he designed buildings in Europe, Japan, India, and North and South America.
Monograph dedicated to the Ghent architect Gaston Eysselinck (1907-1953), a central figure in Belgian architecture.
The collected essays on Le Corbusier by distinguished Swiss architectural theorist Bruno Reichlin, illustrated with rich archival materials as well as analytical plans and diagrams round out the volume. Text in French.
This book will cover Le Corbusier's upbringing and training, both of which were formative in his adoption of the principles which influenced his architecture and art. Examining his opinions and style, it will set these in the context of the architectural and general cultural atmosphere of his time, covering issues of gender and religion.
"Each day of my life has been dedicated in part to drawing. I have never stopped drawing and painting, seeking, where I could find them, the secrets of form."--Le Corbusier
Attempts to offer an understanding of spatial issues in the field of architecture. This book elaborates the theoretical link between architecture and psychoanalysis. It argues that perspective remains the primary way of representing form, because it is the paradigmatic form of spatial consciousness. It is illustrated and intended for architects.
Le Corbusier (1887-1965) is arguably the influential architect of the 20th century. Despite the fact that he designed no permanent buildings in the UK, he was responsible for shaping British post-war architecture. This book traces the awareness of work by this visionary figure in contemporary architecture journals and the popular press.