Toward an Architecture

ISBN-10: 0892368225

ISBN-13: 9780892368228

Edition: 2007

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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.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 358
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Jean-Louis Cohen is an architect & historian. He is a professor at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University & the director of the Institute Francais d'Architecture. He specializes in the twentieth-century architecture & urbanism of Europe & the United States.

Acknowledgments
From the Translator
Introduction
Toward an Architecture
Introduction to the Second Edition
Argument
Aesthetic of the Engineer, Architecture
Three Reminders to Architects
Volume
Surface
Plan
Regulating Lines
Eyes That Do Not See...
Liners
Airplanes
Automobiles
Architecture
The Lesson of Rome
The Illusion of the Plan
Pure Creation of the Mind
Mass-Production Housing
Architecture or Revolution
Editor's and Translator's Notes
Selected Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Index
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