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Niklas Maak: Le Corbusier


The mastermind behind what he termed beautiful and functional “machines for living,” Le Corbusier has long been recognized as one of the foremost figures in the international style of architecture. Yet, beginning in the 1940s, the famed architect and urbanist increasingly took modernism in a new direction that has until now been insufficiently considered—and little understood.
Dispensing with his trademark suit and bowtie, Le Corbusier was spending increasing amounts of time at the shore in the 1940s, collecting stones, shells, and other jetsam, and enjoying the works of the philosopher and ardent shell collector Paul Valéry. And it was here that the seemingly hyper-rational architect developed a revolutionary new theory of design, built around these polished and splintered shapes. Stating that nature was the source of his inspiration, Le Corbusier embarked on a meandering odyssey through the literature and esoteric writings of his day, going on to produce such unorthodox projects as Chandigarh’s Palace of Assembly and the strange and beautiful Ronchamp Chapel in Paris, whose roof is said to have been modeled after an inverted crab’s shell.
The development of Le Corbusier’s new approach not only changed modernism but also inspired—and continues to inspire—new shapes and lines in the work of a host of architects. In this superbly written and accessible piece of architectural history, Maak develops the intricate story of a breakthrough in architecture that began on a beach.
Niklas Maak: Le Corbusier

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Hannes Meyer: Co-op Interieur

HANNES MEYER: CO-OP INTERIEUR

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ISBN: 9783959050456 | US $29.95

Pub Date: 3/1/2016
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Herbert Stattler: Ornament City

HERBERT STATTLER: ORNAMENT CITY

Text by Hubertus Butin, Michael Hagner.

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ISBN: 9783944669403 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 1/1/2014
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Martin Wagner: The Growing House

MARTIN WAGNER: THE GROWING HOUSE

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ISBN: 9783944669960 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 3/1/2016
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Frei Otto: Thinking by Modeling

FREI OTTO: THINKING BY MODELING

Edited by Georg Vrachliotis, Joachim Kleinmanns, Martin Kunz, Philipp Kunz.

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ISBN: 9783959050890 | US $62.00

Pub Date: 2/2/2017
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Portman's America: & Other Speculations

PORTMAN'S AMERICA: & OTHER SPECULATIONS

Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi. Co-published by Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785324 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 6/25/2017
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Your Private Sky: R. Buckminster Fuller

YOUR PRIVATE SKY: R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER

Edited by Joachim Krausse, Claude Lichtenstein.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785249 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 7/30/2017
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Emilio Ambasz: Emerging Nature

EMILIO AMBASZ: EMERGING NATURE

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785263 | US $39.00

Pub Date: 10/12/2017
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Lines

LINES

Contributions by Ian Ritchie.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781905711819 | US $15.95

Pub Date: 10/1/2010
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Palladio

PALLADIO

Contributions by Guido Beltramini.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781905711246 | US $115.00

Pub Date: 2/20/2009
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John Soane: Architect: Master of Space and Light

JOHN SOANE: ARCHITECT: MASTER OF SPACE AND LIGHT

Contributions by Margaret Richardson.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781910350140 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 4/7/2015
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Richard Rogers: Inside Out

RICHARD ROGERS: INSIDE OUT

Text by Richard Burdett.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781907533617 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 3/4/2014
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The Sketchbooks of Nicholas Grimshaw

THE SKETCHBOOKS OF NICHOLAS GRIMSHAW

Text by Peter Davey.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781905711628 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 3/1/2010
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