No other architect since Palladio has exercised such an immense influence as Le Corbusier. As with Einstein and Picasso, Le Corbusier made an impact that was felt within but also outside his special discipline. Through numerous buildings, urban projects, paintings, sculptures, drawings, and publications, he succeeded to develop a unique poetics of machine and metaphor, revolutionizing the way people see, use, and make architecture. More than a modern architect, Le Corbusier was the architect of modern life.
The present monograph discusses Le Corbusier's oeuvre in a concise global manner in relation to the revolutionary developments of the century in which it was born. It shows how Le Corbusier worked within the context of new philosophical ideas; the avant-garde culture; the social, economic, and political movements; and new technology, achieving more than a delicate balance-- a synthesis. But it demonstrates also that Le Corbusier was a creator who conceived, enticed, and shaped many of these developments. As well as being the architect of the twentieth century, Le Corbusier is a prototype of human creativity.
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Alexander Tzonis holds the chair in Architectural Theory and Design Methods at the University of Technology of Delft and is director of DKS (Design Knowledge Systems), a multidisciplinary research center in architectural cognition. As the general editor of the Garland Architectural Archives, he published the complete archives of Le Corbusier in thirty-two volumes. Among his numerous publications is Santiago Calatrava: The Poetics of Movement, another volume in Universe's architecture series.
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Descripción Universe, 2002. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110789306344
Descripción Universe. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0789306344 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.1287380