Toward An Architecture



This Edition Includes A New Translation Of The Original Text That Preserves The Design And Compelling Voice Of The Original, Background Notes On Corbusier S Concepts And Iconography And A Scholarly Introduction That Reconstructs The Production Of The Book, The Origin Of Its Ideas And Its Reception Throughout The World.Toward An Architecture

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  • Paperback
  • 380 pages
  • Toward An Architecture
  • Le Corbusier
  • English
  • 20 November 2017
  • 0711228094

10 thoughts on “Toward An Architecture

  1. says:

    When I was in architecture school in England, Corb, as we called him, was the master and Alvar Aalto the disciple He stated the case for modern architecture so convincingly that it seemed the only possible altenative In his hands, it was beautiful and practical, and also economical He had a zen spareness about his work, and a sculptural gift His drawings and his furniture are exciting, without being gaudy Quite the opposite He exemplified Less is More And he taught me, and a generation When I was in architecture school in England, Corb, as we called him, was the master and Alvar Aalto the disciple He stated the case for modern architecture so convincingly that it seemed the only possible altenative In his hands, it was beautiful and practical, and also economical He had a zen spareness about his work, and a sculptural gift His drawings and his furniture are exciting, without being gaudy Quite the opposite He exemplified Less is More And he taught me, and a generation of archi...

  2. says:

    I don t like the way Le Corbusier writes, but this book is epic As a student of architecture I learned a lot from this book, mostly about the five principles of Modern Architecture It isn t a boring book, but you have to be careful to interpretate some things he writes It is definetly a must read.

  3. says:

    OK, this is a loaded review this book and its author are my betes noir excuse my nonexistent incorrect Frenchthe least revenge I can have facile and mystifyingly still persuasive to generation after generation of architecture students and True Believers, despite the empirical evidence of the damage it wrought and the dubious actual quality of the man s work this review being by someone who worked, practically lived, in the Carpenter Center for four yearsand that building, unlike a OK, this is a loaded review this book and its author are my betes noir excuse my nonexistent incorrect Frenchthe least revenge I can have facil...

  4. says:

    a bit esoteric and socialist for my taste, but i spose i can still appreciate what Corbu is about in a very broad sense, this manifesto is his urge to keep the pace of architecture at the pace of the rest of society s advancements he points out the simple efficiency of things like grain silos, and how we strive to make our airplanes and automobiles as functional and streamlined as possible, but our houses haven t changed where we differ begins with this statement The house is a machine for l a bit esoteric and socialist for my taste, but i spose i can still appreciate what Corbu is about in a very broad sense, this manifesto is his urge to keep the pace of architecture at the pace of the rest of society s advancements he points out the simple efficiency of things like grain silos, and how we strive to make our airplanes and automobiles as functional and streamlined as possible, but our houses haven t changed where w...

  5. says:

    Much of what Le Corbusier advocates for in this book is terrific, though I wonder if he actually believed his own words In practice, he fits the mold of a conventional engineer, while the prose of this work is written with lofty, creative, artistic sentiments Le Corbusier s philosophy was largely detrimental, not beneficial, for society His super blocks created isolated ghettos, his planning utopias ultimately influenced urban renewal horrors Ironically, his actions were at odds with his wor Much of what Le Corbusier advocates for in this book is terrific, though I wonder if he actually believed his own words In practice, he fits the mold of a conventional engineer, while the prose of this work is written with lofty, creative, artistic sentiments Le Corbusier s philosophy was largely detrimental, not beneficial, for society His super blocks created isolated ghettos, ...

  6. says:

    I m not a student of architecture by any means, but Corbu is a visionary Perhaps this is why his ideas about architecture and society may seem either funny crazy or scarily authoritarian to us today Writing during the 20 s he couldn t have known about Hitler or Stalin and the danger of trying to create a literal utopia He accurately reflects theoptimistic sensibilities of the time A recommendation Read this one and then Jane Jacobs The Death and Life of Great American Cities for a g I m not a student of architecture by any means, but Corbu is a visionary Perhaps this is why his ideas about architecture and society may seem either funny crazy or scarily authoritarian to us today Writing during the 20 s he couldn t have known about Hitler or Stalin...

  7. says:

    must read for architects

  8. says:

    I read this book for a class assignment, I was looking forward to it because Le Corbusier is the biggest influence of the modern era of architecture, his principles are still up to date and architects all around the world still learn and apply his theories today though I am not sure they should I found interesting to learn his reasonings for sustaning his Principles of Architecture,and for a thorough understanding I recommend also reading The Athens Charter where his influence is noticeable I read this book for a class assignment, I was looking forward to it because Le Corbusier is the biggest influence of the modern era of architecture, his principles are still up to date and architects all around the world still learn and apply his theories today though I am not sure they should I found interesting to learn his reasonings for sustaning his Principles of Architecture,and for a thorough understanding I rec...

  9. says:

    I really loved this book Lecorbusier, one of the founding fathers of the modernist movement, puts forward his arguments for society s embracing the mass production spirit It s common knowledge that it hasn t really worked out as he expected it to but so much of what he has written has contributed to architecture This book is full of innovative designs which unfortunately inspired poor implementations high rise poor areas all over the place however, that saysagainst society s treatm I really loved this book Lecorbusier, one of the founding fathers of the modernist movement, puts forward his arguments for society s embracing the mass production spirit It s common knowledge that it hasn t really worked out as he expected it to but so much of what he has written has contributed to architecture This book is full of innovative designs which unfortunately inspired poor implementations high rise poor areas all over the place however, that saysagainst society s treatment of the lower classes than against the value of lecorbusier s ideas entering the public domain I could not help smiling while reading some of lec...

  10. says:

    You employ stone, wood and concrete, and with these materials you build houses and palaces That is construction Ingenuity is at work.But suddenly you touch my heart, you do me good, I am happy and I say This is beautiful That is Architecture Art enters in.

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