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Exploring how Le Corbusier came to create the groundbreaking ideas, buildings and designs that changed the course of 20th-century architecture, this book presents his oeuvre in relation to the revolutionary global developments of the 20th century. Not since Palladio had anyone exercised such immense influence on architectural practice. Through buildings, urban projects, paintings, sculptures, drawings, furniture designs and publications, Le Corbusier developed a unique poetics of machine and metaphor, revolutionizing the way people see, use and make architecture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500283196
ISBN-10: 0500283192
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 162mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alexander Tzonis

Alexander Tzonis holds the Chair in Architectural Theory and Design Methods at the University of Technology of Delft and is Director of DKS (Design Knowledge Systems). Among his numerous publications is Santiago Calatrava: The Poetics of Movement, another volume in Thames & Hudson's Architecture Series.

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