Le Corbusier by Kenneth Frampton
Architect of the Twentieth Century

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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 greatest buildings. From the Chapel of Ronchamp in Notre Dame du Haut, France, and the Unite d'habitation in Marseilles, to the city of Chandigarh in India and the Carpenter Arts Center at Harvard University, these modern buildings - shown in more than 100 newly commissioned photographs supplemented by the architect's own original measured drawings and sketches - provide a tribute to the spirit, bold, functional expressionism and imagination that are Le Corbusier's legacy.
 

About Kenneth Frampton

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Kenneth Frampton is the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. Juan Jose junquera y Matos is Professor of Art History at the University Complutense in Madrid. Enrique Ruspoli y Morenes is a professor of philosophy at the University Complutense in Madrid. Roberto Schezen was an internationally acclaimed architectural photographer whose work appeared in "Palm Beach Houses, Newport Houses," and many other books.
 
Published October 25, 2002 by Harry N. Abrams. 208 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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A huge influence on big Hamptons builder Charles Gwathmey, not to mention on many others, was Swiss genius Charles douard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier (1887-1965).

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Le Corbusier was a challenging figure, intent on using his "five points of a new architecture" to change the "new man's" living and working spaces in order to bring them in line with the technology, aesthetics, and politics of his age.

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