Toward an Architecture
  • Release Date : 08 December 2021
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Genre : Architecture
  • Pages : 341 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0892368225
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Download or read book entitled Toward an Architecture by author: Le Corbusier which was release on 08 December 2021 and published by Getty Publications with total page 341 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Published in 1923, Toward an Architecture had an immediate impact on architects throughout Europe and remains a foundational text for students and professionals. Le Corbusier urges readers to cease thinking of architecture as a matter of historical styles and instead open their eyes to the modern world. Simultaneously a historian, critic, and prophet, he provocatively juxtaposes views of classical Greece and Renaissance Rome with images of airplanes, cars, and ocean liners. Le Corbusier's slogans--such as "the house is a machine for living in"--and philosophy changed how his contemporaries saw the relationship between architecture, technology, and history. This edition includes a new translation of the original text, a scholarly introduction, and background notes that illuminate the text and illustrations.