The Le Corbusier Guide

The Le Corbusier Guide

1st Edition - July 1, 1983

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  • Author: Deborah Gans
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483135779

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The Le Corbusier Guide presents the architecture of Le Corbusier. The focus is on Paris given that it is his adopted city and the place where he came of age. Within its environs is a representative sample of his built work. It contains most of his purist houses, and an early foray away from the crisp surfaces of Purism. This itinerary follows the outlines of Le Corbusier's life's work. Beginning at his birthplace in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the route continues to Paris, to the perimeter of France, and finally to the international scene architects, architecture, Paris. Also presented are Le Corbusier's work in Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, United States, Argentina, Brazil, Tunisia, Iraq, Japan, USSR, and India. The itinerary includes not only the buildings but also the process of getting from one to the next. On the ""open road"" it is a pleasure to remember Le Corbusier's own joy of self-propulsion in the automobile, efficiency, and speed in the train; and the thrill of flight as he experienced it with the poet of flight, Antoine de Saint Exupery. All these mimetic pleasures are ancillary to the experience of the buildings in situ in their complex relationship to local landscape, national spirit, and international vision.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments

    Using the Le Corbusier Guide

    Le Corbusier: A Dialectical Itinerary

    Le Corbusier: A Biographical Note

    Paris and environs

    Maison Planex (Planeix)

    Asile Flottant

    Cite de Refuge (l’Armée du Salut)

    Atelier Ozenfant

    Pavillon Suisse

    Pavillon du Brésil

    Maisons la Roche-Jeanneret

    Apartment House at Porte Molitor

    Maisons Lipchitz-Miestchaninoff

    Maison Ternisien

    Maison Cook

    Maisons Jaoul

    Villa Besnus (Ker-ka-ré)

    Villa Stein/de Monzie

    Maison de Weekend

    Villa Savoye


    Unité d'habitation, Briey-en-Forêt

    Manufacture Duval

    Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut

    Écluse de Kembs-Niffer

    Couvent de La Tourette


    Unité d'habitation, Marseille

    Villa de Mandrot

    Le Petit Cabanon (Etoile de Mer)

    Grave of Le Corbusier

    Quartier Moderne Frugès

    Villa le Sextant

    Unité d'habitation Nantes-Rezé

    La Chaux-de-Fonds & Switzerland

    Villa Fallet

    Villa Stotzer

    Villa Jacquemet

    Villa Jeanneret

    Villa Favre-Jacot

    Cinéma Scala

    Villa Schwob (Villa Turque)

    La Petite Maison

    Immeuble Clarté

    Centre Le Corbusier


    Maison Guiette


    Houses of the Weissenhof

    Uniteé d'habitation, Berlin


    Pavillon de l'Esprit Nouveau


    United Nations Headquarters

    Carpenter Center


    Maison Currutchet


    Ministry of Education


    Villa Baizeau (Bézeult)


    Saddam Hussein Gymnasium


    National Museum of Western Art


    Centrosoyus Building

    Ahmedabad, India

    Millowners' Association Building

    Maison de Mme Sarabhai

    Villa Shodhan

    N. C. Mehta Museum

    Chandigarh, India

    Palace of Justice (High Court)


    Assembly Building (Parliament)

    The Yacht Club (Lake Club)

    Museum and Art Gallery

    College of Art

    College of Architecture

    Monument of the Open Hand





Product details

  • No. of pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Architectural Press 1987
  • Published: July 1, 1983
  • Imprint: Architectural Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483135779

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