URBAN STUDIES AND THEORY

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nai010 publishers

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Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 248 pgs / 500 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2013 p. 173   

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The Architectonic Colour: Polychromy in the Purist Architecture of Le Corbusier

Contributions by Jan de Heer.

From 1918 onward, Le Corbusier, who was not only an architect but also a painter, was engaged in conceiving and generating the idea of Purism, a pursuit he undertook in conjunction with the painter Amédée Ozenfant. Not surprisingly, paintings were their first tangible products in this field. Their reflections on the relationship between form and color led to the determination of the so-called “large gamma”: yellow and red ochres, earthy colors, white, black, ultramarine, and a few mixed colors derived from these. With the term “architectonic color,” Le Corbusier addressed the profound link between this gamma and architecture. This book is an account of a significant aspect of Le Corbusier’s oeuvre. His youthful works had been built in a then-traditional style, making use of local construction method and materials, and bearing the decoration he himself had created. However, with his Purist architecture, whose principles he formulated from 1920 onward, he embarked upon a radically different course. His buildings were constructed in reinforced concrete, finished with a layer of plaster and then completely painted. The colors of this paintwork were derived from the “gamma.” With his ideas on the polychromy of the twenties, Le Corbusier placed himself closer to Paolo Veronese than to Theo van Doesburg. Following a rift with Ozenfant in 1925, Le Corbusier entered a new architectonic path and the system of Purist polychromy gradually vanished from his work. In the 1950s, Le Corbusier gave preference to natural polychromy--the color of the material itself--above painted polychromy. Whereas polychrome painting in Purist architecture had once been an inevitable and total process, after the Second World War it was allocated a modest position as mere ornamentation.
The Architectonic Colour: Polychromy in the Purist Architecture of Le Corbusier

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In the Life of Cities

IN THE LIFE OF CITIES

Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783023
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Pub Date: 10/25/2012
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Climates

CLIMATES

Edited by James Graham.

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ISBN: 9783037784945
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Pub Date: 7/25/2016
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The Building

THE BUILDING

Edited by José Aragüez.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784983
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Pub Date: 12/14/2016
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The Form of Form

THE FORM OF FORM

By André Tavares.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785041
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Pub Date: 1/25/2017
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Architecture and Plurality

ARCHITECTURE AND PLURALITY

Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785232
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Pub Date: 12/29/2016
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Cold War Confrontations

COLD WAR CONFRONTATIONS

By Jack Masey, Conway Lloyd Morgan.

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ISBN: 9783037781234
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Pub Date: 1/31/2008
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Speculations Transformations

SPECULATIONS TRANSFORMATIONS

By Matthias Böttger.

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ISBN: 9783037784785
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Pub Date: 6/30/2016
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L.A. [Ten]: Interviews on Los Angeles Architecture, 1970s-1990s

L.A. [TEN]: INTERVIEWS ON LOS ANGELES ARCHITECTURE, 1970S-1990S

Edited by Stephen Phillips.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784099
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Pub Date: 11/25/2013
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Architectural Papers V

ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS V

By Josep Lluis Mateo.

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ISBN: 9783037782309
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Pub Date: 3/1/2011
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Tabula Plena

TABULA PLENA

Edited by Bryony Roberts.

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ISBN: 9783037784914
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Pub Date: 7/25/2016
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SQM

SQM

Edited by Joseph Grima, Andrea Bagnato, Tamar Shafrir.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784532
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Pub Date: 2/10/2015
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Other Space Odysseys

OTHER SPACE ODYSSEYS

By Giovanna Borasi, Mirko Zardini.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781937
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Pub Date: 5/1/2010
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