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The reader is given a accomplished figuring out of ways information geared up into le Corbusier's layout method and the way he used detailing within the context of his philosophical ideas.
content material: Standardization and team spirit --
Somatic aspect --
gentle and darkish --
components of the architectural prom --
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14, FLC A3 01 365. 10 Le Corbusier, Modulor 2 (London: Faber, 1955), p. 26. Originally published as Le Modulor II (Paris: Editions d’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, 1955). , p. 306. 12 J. Soltan, ‘Working with Le Corbusier’ in H. ), The Le Corbusier Archive, Volumes XVII (New York: Garland, 1983), pp. ix–xxiv (p. xviii). Hereafter referred to as Allen Brooks, Archive. 13 Le Corbusier, The Nursery Schools (New York: Orion, 1968), p. 63. 14 Le Corbusier, Precisions, p. 245. 15 Le Corbusier, Towards a New Architecture, p.
1 Anthropomorphism Le Corbusier wrote of his plan for the Radiant City in terms of a bal ance between masculine and feminine elements. ‘This prodigious spec tacle has been produced by the interplay of two elements, one male, one female: sun and water. 24 Even in its earliest manifestations Le Corbusier’s architecture was focused on the body. 25 Their love affair with flesh is made clear in a passage within the pages of After Cubism (1918) in which they describe a scene, a possible subject for a painting: The wallpaper is quite idiosyncratic and resembles some of Picasso’s surfaces; the wood of the table has an interesting matte quality; the sheets of paper give off a rigorously modulated light; the knife gleams, the violin has gentle curves: a classic still life.
54. 45 As Colin Rowe suggests in his discussion of La Tourette, those ‘sceptical of the degree of contrivance’ and ‘temperamentally predisposed to consider the game of hunt-the symbol as an overindulgence in literature’ really need to look at the architecture once more. C. Rowe, The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa and Other Essays (Cambridge, MA: MIT, 1976), p. 189. 46 Sekler and Curtis, Le Corbusier at Work, p. 2. 47 Ibid. 48 See, for example, the Cité de Refuge, 1932. Le Corbusier and Jeanneret, Oeuvre Com plète Volume 2,1929–34 p.