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.
This eight-volume boxed set comprises a chronological record of Le Corbusier's work. It presents accounts of his buildings and projects, sketchbooks, manifestoes, images and texts that have changed the nature of architecture.
Provides attention to Le Corbusier's approach to the making of buildings. This book illustrates the ways in which Le Corbusier's details were expressive of his overall philosophical intentions.
Widely regarded as the greatest architect of the 20th century, the Swiss-born Le Corbusier (1887-1965) left an indelible mark on modern building design and city planning. Here is an authoritative exploration of Le Corbusier's buildings.
A must for Corbusier fans and lovers of Modernism
The steel skeleton building completed in Geneva in 1932 is a precursor of the Unite d'Habitation. In 2007 the external envelope was repaired, followed by a refurbishment of the interior, in which preservation requirements are exemplified. This building log book is illustrated with new and historic drawings and photos, and includes its history.