The Le Corbusier Guide

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Princeton Architectural Press, 2000 - Architecture - 285 pages
First published in 1987, "The Le Corbusier Guide has been a favorite with architects and Le Corbusier aficionados for ten years. Available in several languages, it is the premier guidebook to the work of Le Corbusier, and the most affordable and careful reference to his built work. This edition has been completely updated by the author and includes a new introduction, additional entries, factual corrections, and an updated bibliography that reflects recent scholarship on Le Corbusier.

"The Le Corbusier Guide features photographs, plans, and precise descriptions of over 70 of Le Corbusier's extant buildings in Europe, Japan, Russia, Africa, India, and North and South America. An essay by Alan Plattus and a biographical note introduce the reader to the life and ideas of this great architect. The guidebook also contains maps, directions, and visitor information, including opening hours and telephone numbers. Its complete alphabetical index, glossary of terms, and biographical introduction make it the perfect reference for the scholar, student, and tourist.

 

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Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition
6
Acknowledgments
8
How to Use This Guide
10
A Dialectical Itinerary ALAN PLATTUS
12
A Biographical Note DEBDRAH GANS
29
SlTE LlSTlNGS 36 Paris and environs
33
France
87
Switzerland
153
Europe
169
North and South America
187
India
205
Tunisia lraq Japan Russia
247
REFERENCE PAGES 260 Glossary of Corbusian terms
260
Selected Bibliography
264
Maps
270
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