Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (6 October 1887 – 27 August 1965), known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now regarded as modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, and he designed buildings in Europe, Japan, India, and North and South America.
This eight-volume boxed set comprises a chronological record of Le Corbusier's work. It presents accounts of his buildings and projects, sketchbooks, manifestoes, images and texts that have changed the nature of architecture.
This is a survey of the work of Le Corbusier, the 20th century architect. Under three headings - architecture, city planning and painting - buildings and projects are followed from the very first sketches to th ecompleted structures. A biography is also included.
The Unite in Marseille was a pioneering acievement at a time when social housing in the post WWII years posed an immense problem. Freed from restrictive regulations for the first time, Le Corbusier was able to put into practice his concept of modern social housing.
Die kompromisslose klare Bauweise macht die 1931 fertig gestellte Villa Savoye von Le Corbusier zu einer unverwechselbaren Ikone in der Architektur des 20. In diesem Guide wird sie anhand historischer Dokumente und neuer Aufnahmen sowohl dem Besucher vor Ort als auch dem architekturinteressierten Leser zuhause umfassend vorgestellt.