LE CORBUSIER AND THE GRAS LAMP

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Le Corbusier And The Gras Lamp

Author : Didier Teissonnière
ISBN : 2915542708
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"The truth is, decorative art is equipment, beautiful equipment," Le Corbusier, L'Art decoratif d'aujourd'hui This book traces the history of an encounter between a remarkable invention, half-industrial half-design object, and one of the most famous architects of the 20th century. Created in 1921, the Gras lamp holds a unique place in the history of lighting. A revolutionary design of marvelous simplicity, its original purpose was to meet the needs of the booming manufacturing and retail sectors. The young Le Corbusier, passionate about the challenges of interior lighting, adopted it as his own from the early 1920s on. Thanks to its remarkable functionality, this lamp also perfectly corresponded to his desire to break with decoration and ornament, and the architect went on to utilize it in his studio in the rue de Sevres in Paris as well as his home. He also placed it in many of the interiors of the houses he designed: the Villa Le Lac (Switzerland), the Villa La Roche (Paris), the Guiette House (Antwerp), the Villa Savoye (Poissy), and the villa belonging to his friend Eileen Gray in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. Relying on rich photographic documentation from the period, the book goes through the history of the Gras lamp, its patents and various models, but it also enables the reader to rediscover Le Corbusier's interior designs through the prism of this icon of design, as he was one of this lamp's main promoters in modern times. Text in English and French. Contents: Preface, Antoine Picon; Le Corbusier and "the law of light" Arthur Ruegg; The Lamp and the Architect; Le Corbusier: For daily use; The Studio in the rue de Sevres; Private homes; A Restoration story; Le Corbusier's Designs; Introduction; Villa Le Lac, "little house," Corseaux near Vevey (Switzerland), 1923; La Roche-Jeanneret house, Paris, 1925; Guiette House, Antwerp, 1926; Villa Savoye, "Clear Hours," Poissy, 1929-1931; Swiss Pavilion, Cite Universitaire, Paris, 1931-1933; Visiting Eileen Gray; Bibliography; Chronology."
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Le Corbusier Before Le Corbusier

Author : Le Corbusier
ISBN : 9780300093575
Genre : Architecture
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In his numerous writings, Le Corbusier remained uncharacteristically silent about his early career. This text examines his nascent years as a designer and architect, focusing on the period from 1907 to 1922 - the year he changed his name from Charles Edouard Jeanneret and established his identity as Le Corbusier. The contributors to the book offer an account of Le Corbusier's formative years and the cultural, intellectual and artistic concerns that absorbed him as a young artist in Switzerland and Paris.
Category: Architecture

Hans Richter

Author : Andres Janser
ISBN : 3907078225
Genre : Architecture
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A translation into book form of Die neue wohnung (New living), a film about the modern dwelling at WOBA, the first Swiss housing exhibition in Basel, directed by avant-garde filmmaker Hans Richter.
Category: Architecture

Eileen Gray

Author : Jennifer Goff
ISBN : 9780716533122
Genre : Art
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The renowned and highly influential architect, furniture-maker, interior designer and photographer Eileen Gray was born in Ireland and remained throughout her life an Irishwoman at heart. An elusive figure, her interior world has never before been observed as closely as in this ground-breaking study of her work, philosophy and inner circle of fellow artists. Jennifer Goff expertly blends art history and biography to create a stunning ensemble, offering a clear beacon of light into truly understanding Gray - the woman and the professional. Gray was a self-taught polymath and her work was multi-functional, user-friendly, ready for mass production yet succinctly unique, and her designs show great technical virtuosity. Her expertise in lacquer work and carpet design, often overlooked, is given due attention in this book, as is her fascinating relationship with the architect Le Corbusier and many other compelling and complex relationships. The book also offers rare insights into Gray s early years as an artist. The primary source material for this book is drawn from the Eileen Gray collection at the National Museum of Ireland and its wealth of documentation, correspondence, personal archives, photographs and oral history.
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Le Corbusier S Formative Years

Author : H. Allen Brooks
ISBN : 0226075826
Genre : Architecture
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In Le Corbusier's Formative Years we learn what made Le Corbusier the person, and the designer that he was. Using twenty years of research, H. Allen Brooks has unearthed an incredible wealth of documents that show every facet of the formative years of this influential architect. "There is much in this fine volume for anyone interested not just in architecture, but in the roots of human creativity and in the origins of the most powerful artistic current of our century. . . . This book is a life's work of scholarship. It has been well spent."—Toronto Globe and Mail
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Color Drawing

Author : Michael E. Doyle
ISBN : 9780471741909
Genre : Architecture
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The Third Edition of Michael Doyle's classic Color Drawing remains the ultimate up-to-date resource for professionals and students who need to develop and communicate design ideas with clear, attractive, impressive color drawings. Update with over 100 pages, this Third Edition contains an entirely new section focused on state-of-the-art digital techniques to greatly enhance the sophistication of presentation drawings, and offers new and innovative ideas for the reproduction and distribution of finished drawings. Color Drawing, Third Edition Features: * A complete body of illustrated instructions demonstrating drawing development from initial concept through final presentation * Finely honed explanations of each technique and process * Faster and easier ways to create design drawings * Over 100 new pages demonstrating methods for combining hand-drawn and computer-generated drawing techniques Step-by-step, easy-to-follow images will lead you through digital techniques to quickly and easily enhance your presentation drawings.
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Charlotte Perriand

Author : Arthur Rüegg
ISBN : 3764370378
Genre : Architecture
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The acclaimed French designer Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) worked in the studio of Le Corbusier in the late 1920s together with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. The famous Corbusier furniture pieces are the result of this unique collaboration. A facsimile reproduction of Charlotte Perriand's 140 page Livre de Bord, her sketchbook during the years 1927-1933, is the centrepiece of this publication. Arthur Rüegg's introductory essay brings to life in text and image those pioneering years. His precise and detailed commentaries inspire an appreciation and understanding of the richness of each drawing. A 16 page dossier of illustrations recreates the famous 1929 Salon d'Automne and the original furnishings of Villa Church. Arthur Rüegg, Professor for Architecture and Construction at the ETH in Zurich, is the leading expert on Le Corbusier's interior design, furniture and colour theory.
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Le Corbusier And Pierre Jeanneret

Author : Sarbjit Bahga
ISBN : UOM:39015049976627
Genre : Architecture, Modern
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The Book Is About Le Corbusier And Pierre Jeanneret - The Swiss-French Architects - An Attempt To Cover The Entire Indian Works Of The 2 Architects - Deals With Their Own Works And Their Influence In Indian Architecture - Covers Approximately 50 Projects Designed By Them Along With Almost 40 Works Of Indian Architects Which Shows The Influence Of Their Philosophy - 8 Chapters - Tale Of Two Colossi - City Planningcitadels Of Democracy Poetry Of Homes Hives Of Work - Temples Of Learning Corridors Of Culture - Footprints Epilogue - Notes - Bibliography - Glossary - Index - Many Illustrations In B & W.
Category: Architecture, Modern

Better Homes And Gardens New Decorating Book

Author : Pamela J. Wilson
ISBN : 069600092X
Genre : Architecture
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...The ultimate do-your-own decorating guide. Four books in one, it's a dream book, a workbook, a room-by-room planner, and a design primer.
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The Modern Museum

Author : Michael D. Levin
ISBN : UOM:39015007576724
Genre : Architecture, Modern
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Category: Architecture, Modern