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Le Corbusier's Formative Years : Charles-Edouard Jeanneret at La Chaux-de-Fonds - H. Allen Brooks

Le Corbusier's Formative Years

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret at La Chaux-de-Fonds

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In "Le Corbusier's Formative Years" we learn what made Le Corbusier the person, and the designer that he was. Using twenty years of research, H. Allen Brooks has unearthed an incredible wealth of documents that show every facet of the formative years of this influential architect.
"There is much in this fine volume for anyone interested not just in architecture, but in the roots of human creativity and in the origins of the most powerful artistic current of our century. . . . This book is a life's work of scholarship. It has been well spent."--"Toronto Globe and Mail"

Color Plates
La Chaux-de-Fonds, 1887-1907
Childhood and Early Schooling, 1887-1907
L'Ecole d'Art and Earliest Designs, 1902-1907
Travels and Apprenticeships, 1907-1911
Travels in Northern Italy, 1907
Vienna and Two Villa Designs, Winter 1907-1908
Paris: Auguste Perret and the Search for an Ideal, 1908-1909
Swiss Interlude: Jeanneret's Sojourn at Home
Germany and Jeanneret's Awakening: Peter Behrens and the Deutscher Werkbund, 1910-1911
Voyage d'Orient, 1911
Early Professional Career, 1912-1916
The Villas Jeanneret-Perret and Favre-Jacot and Jeanneret's Role as Teacher, 1912-1914
Dom-ino, La Scala, the Villa Schwob, and Furniture Design, 1914-1916
Postscript The Transitional Years: Jeanneret's Move to Paris, 1917-1920
Jeanneret's Publications, 1910-1919
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ISBN: 9780226075822
ISBN-10: 0226075826
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 540
Published: 1st May 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 21.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.49
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition