The Ideas of Le Corbusier on Architecture and Urban Planning
edited by Jacques Guiton
Paperback, 128 pages
9.8 x 7.1 x 0.4 inches
$15.95 (Can $17.95)
The writing of Le Corbusier, one of the master builders of the twentieth century, is made available in this careful selection of his texts. Culled from more than forty books and numerous articles, the selections are arranged thematically as a standard reference for students and architects. Le Corbusier’s drawings, with which he illustrated his books, are also reproduced and are supplemented by plans and photographs of buildings he either designed himself or cited in his work
Le Corbusier emphasized the significance of the “what” and the “why” of architectural design. This collection comprises his answers to these fundamental questions.
Jacques Guiton, born and educated in France, is now retired from the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where he was a senior designer for twenty-five years. Margaret Guiton has published several studies on French literature, including an age of fiction (with Germaine Brée) and la fontaine: poet and counter-poet.