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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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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

Modern Man

Author : Anthony Flint
ISBN : 9780544262225
Genre : Architecture
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Draws on archival research and new interviews to present a biography of the renowned architect, shedding light on the details of his most important projects, his artistic process, and his complicated legacy.
Category: Architecture

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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Gardner S Art Through The Ages A Concise Global History

Author : Fred S. Kleiner
ISBN : 9781111810696
Genre : Art
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Featuring unique NEW study tools for students and dynamic NEW lecture resources for instructors, the 2nd Edition of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE GLOBAL HISTORY takes this brilliant bestseller to new heights in addressing the challenges of today's classroom. It is specifically designed for the one-semester survey. The second edition adds to this heritage with new images and new full-color reconstructions, as well as a unique scale feature that helps students visualize the size of each work. Students will also benefit from the clarity that only a book written by a single author can provide, as well as from The Big Picture overviews at the end of every chapter, a special global timeline, and ArtStudy Online (a free interactive study guide that includes image flashcards and quizzes to help students master the material quickly). Dynamic lecture tools -- including a digital library with a full zoom and side-by-side comparison capability and the exciting Google Earth technology will save instructors time in preparing for class and personalizing their lectures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Gardner S Art Through The Ages A Concise History Of Western Art

Author : Fred S. Kleiner
ISBN : 9781133008149
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Featuring unique NEW study tools for students and dynamic NEW lecture resources for instructors, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY, Second Edition takes this brilliant bestseller to new heights in addressing the challenges of today's classroom. It is specifically designed for the one-semester survey. The second edition adds to this heritage with new images and new full-color reconstructions, as well as a unique scale feature that helps students visualize the size of each work. Students will also benefit from the clarity that only a book written by a single author can provide, as well as from The Big Picture overviews at the end of every chapter, a special foldout timeline, and ArtStudy Online (a free interactive study guide that includes image flashcards, video study tools, quizzes, and more to help students master the material quickly). Dynamic lecture tools -- including a digital library with a full zoom and side-by-side comparison capability and the exciting Google Earth technology will save instructors time in preparing for class and personalizing their lectures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Modern Museum

Author : Michael D. Levin
ISBN : UOM:39015007576724
Genre : Architecture, Modern
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The Golden Years

Author : Irène Frain
ISBN : UVA:X001186274
Genre : Fiction
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The Uses Of Pessimisim And The Danger Of False Hope

Author : Roger Scruton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215523510
Genre : History
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In this provocative and passionately argued book, Roger Scruton proposes that the greatest harm and havoc has been wrought on the world by those who have presented themselves as optimists and idealists, whether of the left or of the right. Rejecting such ideals, we should instead seek to replace such irrational and pernicious exuberance with a humane pessimism Scruton argues that the tragedies and disasters of the history of the European continent have been the consequences of a false optimism and the fallacies that derive from it. In place of these fallacies, Scruton mounts a passionate defence of both civil society and freedom. He shows that the true legacy of European civilisation is not the false idealisms that have almost destroyed it in the shapes of Nazism, fascism and communism but the culture of forgiveness and irony which we must now protect from those whom it offends. The Uses of Pessimism is a passionate plea for reason and responsibility, written at a time of profound change.
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Scape

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133528690
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture