Le Corbusier: A Study of the Decorative Art Movement in Germany by Le CorbusierLe Corbusier: A Study of the Decorative Art Movement in Germany by Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier: A Study of the Decorative Art Movement in Germany

Contribution byLe CorbusierEditorMateo Kries, Alexander Von Vegesack

Hardcover | February 28, 2014

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First published in 1912, Étude sur le mouvement d'art décoratif en Allemagne was Le Corbusier's first publication. In it, the young architect lucidly analyzed the German applied arts movement and its protagonists (such as Peter Behrens, for whom Le Corbusier worked in 1910-11). The text is one of the most substantial documentations of the development of modern German design; at the same time, it provides essential insights into Le Corbusier's early career. This publication introduces the Étude in its first-ever English translation. An extensive illustrated commentary discusses Le Corbusier's text in the context of applied arts, politics and architecture, on the eve of the First World War.
Le Corbusier is considered by many to be the leading architect of modern architecture. Born of Swiss parentage near Geneva, but a lifelong Parisian by choice, he started his practice in 1922. In 1923 he published his startling manifesto of what he called "the aesthetics of modern life," Vers une architecture (Towards a New Architecture...
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Title:Le Corbusier: A Study of the Decorative Art Movement in GermanyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 6.75 × 0.68 inPublished:February 28, 2014Publisher:Vitra Design MuseumLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3931936295

ISBN - 13:9783931936297

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