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Urban Textures : Yves Lion

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ISBN-10: 3764363010

ISBN-13: 9783764363017

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jean-Louis Cohen

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A monograph on this prominent French architect, Yves Lion, and a survey of his oeuvre. Born in Casablanca in 1945, Yves Lion has been a pre-eminent figure in the French architectural scene and debate for some 30 years. Now, leading architectural historian Jean-Paul Cohen has produced the first overall survey of Lion's work, describing the key themes and focus of Lion's oeuvre, including his pursuit of urban planning and housing issues, and his discourse with James Stirling, Charles Jencks, Aldo van Eyck, Bernard Tschumi and others. Comprehensive documentation and illustrations of Lion's buildings complement Cohen's essay. Examples include the Nantes Opera House, the French Embassy in…    
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Book details

List price: $74.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Publication date: 7/25/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
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.

Introduction: A melange of genres
Modern comfort
Deja la
Homage to architecture, or being "completely against" it...
"Paris vu par" Lion
Suburban air(s)
Large dimensions
From the road to the street
Urban textures
Selected projects
Bibliography
Illustration credits