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Corbusier The Quartiers Modernes Frug�s(Les Quartiers Modernes Frug�s)

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ISBN-10: 3764358084

ISBN-13: 9783764358082

Edition: 1998

Authors: Marylene Ferrand, Jean-Pierre Feugas, Bernard Le Roy, Jean-Luc Veyret

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In 1923/24 Henry Frugs, a Bordeaux industrialist commissioned Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret with a "small workers' housing estate" in Lge and a garden city in Pessac, comprising 130 to 150 houses with shops. These two housing schemes fitted neatly into the architects' research on standardisation and the "machine habiter", and provided a useful laboratory for gauging public opinion with regard to mass-production techniques in housing estates. One of the most striking features of the Cit Frugs was the use of polychromy on the exterior facades, to, in Le Corbusier's own words, "sculpt the space through the physical quality of colour - bring forward some volumes while making others recede.…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Publication date: 9/29/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 143
Size: 5.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English