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Description - Le Corbusier by Flora Samuel

This is a revealing book which, for the first time,
investigates the central influence of feminism in the work of Le
Corbusier; one of the most important and revered architects of all
The text covers Le Corbusier?s upbringing and training and
sets this in the context of the cultural atmosphere of his time,
covering issues of gender and religion. It reveals aspects of
his private life such as personal relationships, which have barely
been explored before as no biography currently exists. Furthermore,
the author reveals, for the first time in print, a previously
undiscovered and unpublished Le Corbusier building, making this
book an incredibly significant addition to existing literature on
the great man.
In short, the new evidence and theories contained in this volume
amount to major revelations about this hugely revered and central
architectural figure of the 20th Century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470847473
ISBN-10: 0470847476
Format: Paperback / softback
(247mm x 171mm x 11mm)
Pages: 188
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 25-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Flora Samuel

FLORA SAMUEL is an architect and a lecturer at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff, where she teaches design and history. She has written widely on the subject of Le Corbusier and is interested in unearthing aspects of his work that other researchers have ignored or discounted. Previous publications include Nature and Space: Aalto and Le Corbusier, written with Sarah Menin.

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