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Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres

Princeton Architectural Press

By M. Christine Boyer

6 x 9 in; 720 pp;
46 color and 170 b/w images
Hardcover
December 2010
ISBN 9781568989730
ISBN10 1568989733

SKU# 9781568989730

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On his French identity card, legendary architect Le Corbusier listed his profession as "Homme de Lettres" (Man of Letters). Celebrated for his architecture, which numbers fewer than sixty buildings, Le Corbusier also wrote more than fifty books, hundreds...
Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres


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Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres

On his French identity card, legendary architect Le Corbusier listed his profession as "Homme de Lettres" (Man of Letters). Celebrated for his architecture, which numbers fewer than sixty buildings, Le Corbusier also wrote more than fifty books, hundreds of articles, and thousands of letters. Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres is the first in-depth study of Le Corbusier as a writer as well as an architect. Featuring more than two hundred archival images from Le Corbusier's life and work, this groundbreaking book examines his many writing projects from 1907 to 1947, as well as his letters written to two mentors: Charles L'Eplattenier and William Ritter. In Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres author M. Christine Boyer focuses on the development of his writing style as it morphed from romantic prose to aphorisms and telegraphic bulletins. For each of his books, Le Corbusier was meticulous about the design of the page layout, the form of the type, the impact of the ideas, and even the promotional material. As a man of letters, Le Corbusier expected to contribute to the cultural atmosphere of the twentieth century. Le Corbusier, Homme deLettres shows for the first time how his voluminous output—books, diaries, letters, sketchbooks, travel notebooks, lecture transcriptions, exposition catalogs, journal articles—reflects not just a compulsion to write, but a passion for advancing his ideas about the relationship between architecture, urbanism, and society in a new machine age.

 

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6 x 9 in; 720 pp;
46 color and 170 b/w images
Hardcover
December 2010
ISBN 9781568989730
ISBN10 1568989733
M. Christine Boyer is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at Princeton University's School ofArchitecture. She has written numerous books and articles, and has lectured widely on the topic of urbanism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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