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9780892368990

Toward an Architecture

Toward an Architecture
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  • ISBN-13: 9780892368990
  • ISBN: 0892368993
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

AUTHOR

Le Corbusier, Cohen, Jean-Louis, Goodman, John

SUMMARY

Published in 1923, Toward an Architecture had an immediate impact on architects throughout Europe and remains a foundational text for students and professionals. Le Corbusier urges readers to cease thinking of architecture as a matter of historical styles and instead open their eyes to the modern world. Simultaneously a historian, critic, and prophet, he provocatively juxtaposes views of classical Greece and Renaissance Rome with images of airplanes, cars, and ocean liners. Le Corbusier's slogans--such as "the house is a machine for living in"--and philosophy changed how his contemporaries saw the relationship between architecture, technology, and history. This edition includes a new translation of the original text, a scholarly introduction, and background notes that illuminate the text and illustrations.Le Corbusier is the author of 'Toward an Architecture', published 2007 under ISBN 9780892368990 and ISBN 0892368993.

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