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Toward an Architecture (Paperback)
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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.

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9780892368228
Number of pages: 358
Weight: 1170 g
Dimensions: 253 x 178 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A new translation by John Goodman with an introduction by the architectural historian Jean-Louis Cohen will allow architecture buffs to experience Le Corbusier's manifesto in its full glory."--"The New York Times"


Chosen as a Favorite Book of 2007 by the Art and Architecture Critics of "The New York Times"


"If modern architecture has a bible, it is "Vers une Architecture"."--"Dwell "


"Bursting with passion, wit and aphorisms . . . this seminal polemic is well worth reading (or rereading) for Le Corbusier's incisive analysis of early 20th Century architecture . . . Jean-Louis Cohen's scholarly introduction sheds fresh light on what exactly Le Corbusier was up to when he justaposed pictures of the Parthenon and modern roadsters on the book's lively pages."--"Chicago Tribune"


A new translation by John Goodman with an introduction by the architectural historian Jean-Louis Cohen will allow architecture buffs to experience Le Corbusier s manifesto in its full glory. "The New York Times""


If modern architecture has a bible, it is "Vers une Architecture." "Dwell""


Bursting with passion, wit and aphorisms . . . this seminal polemic is well worth reading (or rereading) for Le Corbusier s incisive analysis of early 20th Century architecture . . . Jean-Louis Cohen s scholarly introduction sheds fresh light on what exactly Le Corbusier was up to when he justaposed pictures of the Parthenon and modern roadsters on the book s lively pages. "Chicago Tribune""


"The restoration of missing passages, of Le Corbusier s idiosyncratic use of language, of key terms, of typography, and even of the original title is refreshing and timely." "Artforum""


A new translation by John Goodman with an introduction by the architectural historian Jean-Louis Cohen will allow architecture buffs to experience Le Corbusier s manifesto in its full glory. The New York Times

"

Chosen as a Favorite Book of 2007 by the Art and Architecture Critics of The New York Times


If modern architecture has a bible, it is Vers une Architecture. Dwell

"

Bursting with passion, wit and aphorisms . . . this seminal polemic is well worth reading (or rereading) for Le Corbusier s incisive analysis of early 20th Century architecture . . . Jean-Louis Cohen s scholarly introduction sheds fresh light on what exactly Le Corbusier was up to when he justaposed pictures of the Parthenon and modern roadsters on the book s lively pages. Chicago Tribune

"

"A new translation by John Goodman with an introduction by the architectural historian Jean-Louis Cohen will allow architecture buffs to experience Le Corbusier's manifesto in its full glory."--The New York Times


"If modern architecture has a bible, it is Vers une Architecture."--Dwell


"Bursting with passion, wit and aphorisms . . . this seminal polemic is well worth reading (or rereading) for Le Corbusier's incisive analysis of early 20th Century architecture . . . Jean-Louis Cohen's scholarly introduction sheds fresh light on what exactly Le Corbusier was up to when he justaposed pictures of the Parthenon and modern roadsters on the book's lively pages."--Chicago Tribune


"The restoration of missing passages, of Le Corbusier's idiosyncratic use of language, of key terms, of typography, and even of the original title is refreshing and timely."--Artforum


-A new translation by John Goodman with an introduction by the architectural historian Jean-Louis Cohen will allow architecture buffs to experience Le Corbusier's manifesto in its full glory.---The New York Times


-If modern architecture has a bible, it is Vers une Architecture.---Dwell


-Bursting with passion, wit and aphorisms . . . this seminal polemic is well worth reading (or rereading) for Le Corbusier's incisive analysis of early 20th Century architecture . . . Jean-Louis Cohen's scholarly introduction sheds fresh light on what exactly Le Corbusier was up to when he justaposed pictures of the Parthenon and modern roadsters on the book's lively pages.---Chicago Tribune


-The restoration of missing passages, of Le Corbusier's idiosyncratic use of language, of key terms, of typography, and even of the original title is refreshing and timely.---Artforum

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