Walking Through Le Corbusier by Jose Baltanas
A Tour of His Masterworks

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A tour in words and photographs that presents a completely new way of experiencing the architecture of this modern master.

Le Corbusier (1887-1965) is an icon of twentieth-century architecture, his status a reflection of his capacity to endow architecture with an expression that evokes the spirit of his epoch.

This book features some of Le Corbusier's most important European buildings, complemented by others that are less well known. The photographs, taken sequentially by the author, provide a narrative description of each building and are supported by literary and graphic data that provide a single conceptual and visual argument.

Each "walking through" is accompanied by an introduction that brings together the architect's main ideas about the building; at least one floor plan, which pinpoints the position from which the photograph has been taken; phrases by Le Corbusier relating directly to what is shown in the image; drawings by the architect of certain details; and images from other Le Corbusier buildings that enlarge on the discussion or elucidate a point. Over 300 color illustrations.

About Jose Baltanas

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Jose Baltanas teaches at the ESDI School of Advanced Design (Ramon Llull University) and the ELISAVA School of Advanced Design (Pompeu Fabra University), both in Barcelona.
Published October 31, 2005 by Thames & Hudson. 192 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The overall effect pays homage to ""the languages of drawing, photography, and writing"" that intersect in ""Le Corbusier's creative and instinctive world."" But problems arise in the choice of ""masterworks."" For example, the first four selections-Villa Fallet, Villas Stotzer and Jaquemet, Vill...

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