Le Corbusier and Britain: An Anthology

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-11-18
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Le Corbusier (1887-1965) is arguably the most influential architect of the twentieth century. Despite the fact that he designed no permanent buildings in the United Kingdom, more than any other individual he was responsible for shaping British post-war architecture. Le Corbusier and Britaintraces the growing awareness of work by this visionary figure in contemporary architecture journals and the popular press. Contributions by such prominent architects and critics as Edwin Lutyens, Herbert Read, Evelyn Waugh, Peter Smithson, Jane Drew, Basil Spence and Christopher Booker are accompanied by 150 illustrations, together with writings and drawings by Le Corbusier himself. Also featuring the most comprehensive bibliography of British writings by and about Le Corbusier ever published, this book is an invaluable addition to the study of architecture.

Table of Contents

1924-1939: The World of Tomorrow
Le Corbusier-Saugnier
Vers une Architecture
Towards a New Architecture
Heald Towards a New Architecture: When Engineer and Architect Work Together
The Robotism of Architecture
Houses - Ancient and Modern: A Home to Live In, not a Mansion for 'Occasions'
A Pioneer of Modern European Architecture
Hastings Europe Discusses the House
Edwards Le Corbusier Again
The City of To-morrow: the Real Revolution Lies in the Solution of Existing Problems
A Vision Realised: In a Country Villa Le Corbusier Proves his Theories
Cities of the Future
The City of To-morrow
The Way of To-morrow and the Traffic Problem
The City of To-morrow
The House of To-morrow
The Vertical City
The Voice of the Prophet
Radiant City and Garden Suburb: Corbusier's Ville Radieuse
The Crystal Palace
The MARS Group Exhibition: the Elements of Modern Architecture
Review of Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret: Oeuvre ComplTte 1934-1938
1940-1949: Building Upon the Canon
The Poetry of Le Corbusier
The Future of the Architectural Profession
The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa: Palladio and Le Corbusier compared
Intervention during the Discussion on Architectural Expression by CIAM, Bridgwater, on September 13, 1947
The Space Machine: An Evaluation of the Recent Work of Le Corbusier
Address to the Students of the Architectural Association School
1950-1959: Architecture and Recognition
London County Council Architect's Department Le Corbusier's UnitF d'Habitation
Colin St. John Wilson The Vertical City
Frederic J. Osborn Concerning Le Corbusier
Various Selection of Speeches made at the Presentation of the Royal Institute of British Architects' Royal Gold Medal to Le Corbusier on 31 March 1953
Le Corbusier A New City for India
Reyner Banham Painting and Sculpture of Le Corbusier
Peter Smithson Le Corbusier
1960-1969: Goodbye to the Giant
Basil Spence Our Debt to Le Corbusier
Walter Segal The Unknown Giant
Philip Powell and Jane Drew Le Corbusier: Appreciations
Peter Yates Le Corbusier: an Appreciation
Reyner Banham The Last Formgiver
1970-1987: Rejection and Reappraisal
Peter Allison Le Corbusier: 'Architect or Revolutionary?'A Re-appraisal of Le Corbusier's First Book on Architecture
Alan Colquhoun Displacements of Concepts
Martin Pawley A Philistine Attack
Peter Cook The Corb That Might Have Been
Louis Hellman Towards a New Look at Le Corbusier
Maxwell Fry With Corb in Chandigarh
Christopher Booker The Price of Le Corbusier
Phil Windsor How Wrong was Le Corbusier
James Dunnett The Architecture of Silence
Christopher Booker Corbusier: Architect of Disaster for the Millions who are Condemned to Live in a Concrete Jungle
Brian Appleyard Architect of Our Sky-High Life
Gavin Stamp The Consequences of Le Corbusier
James Palmes The Relevance of Le Corbusier
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