Elisabeth Vedrenne Le Corbusier (Memoire)

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Le Corbusier (Memoire)

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Le Corbusier is the architect of the 20th century. His perpetual interest in the lifestyle of his contemporaries and his artistic dimension make him stand out among other masters and constitute his genius. In the 1930s, he built the famous Purist Villas sculpture-houses that are still fascinating today. He invented comfort and space in the cells of his Unites d'habitation, radiant cities that are often deprecated but rarely equaled. He turned concrete into a noble material. He built a chapel as moving as a cathedral, a hut beyond perfection, and even an entire city in Northern India. A pragmatic and visionary architect, Le Corbusier shook up our era with his vast and ever changing body of work, which still permeates our everyday life.

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An art critic and journalist, Elisabeth Vedrenne contributes to such publications as House & Garden, Elle Decor and ArtPress.

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This slender volume by art critic Vedrenne offers a quick illustrated primer on design icon Le Corbusier. With his rejection of Art Deco ornamentation, his bare minimum approach to design and his lyric use of concrete, Le Corbusier helped define contemporary architecture as it stands today. Part of a series of Architecture Memoires published by Assouline that also highlights Eames and Bauhaus, the book includes 40 color and b&w photographs accompanied by Vedrenne's boosterish overview of Le Corbusier's life, work and ideas. Design enthusiasts can browse through pictures of the master at work, of exterior and interior details of creations from the famous Savoye villa in Poissy to the cabanon at Cap Martin, and of seminal furniture pieces including the fauteil grand confort armchair and the LC4 lounge chair.
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