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  Le Corbusier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Le Corbusier segregated the pedestrian circulation paths from the roadways, and glorified the use of the automobile as a means of transportation.
Le Corbusier was at his most influential in the sphere of urban planning, and was a founding member of the Congres Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne (CIAM).
Le Corbusier was heavily influenced by the problems he saw in the industrial city of the turn of the century.
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 Le Corbusier - Wikipedia
Le Corbusier (La Chaux-de-Fonds, Zwitserland, 6 oktober 1887 - 27 augustus 1965), geboren als Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, is een Zwitsers-Franse architect en tevens de beroemdste Franse architect aller tijden (halverwege de jaren '20 nam hij de Franse nationaliteit aan).
Le Corbusiers gedachte omtrent de stedenbouw was erg vernieuwend, doch niet realistisch.
Le Corbusier ontwikkelde een systeem van organische verhoudingen, de Modulor, dat hij in twee delen publiceerde.
nl.wikipedia.org /wiki/Le_Corbusier   (1169 words)

  
 Le Corbusier (1887-1965)
Le Corbusier (afb.), oorspronkelijk Charles-Eduard Jeanneret [1], is op 6 october 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Zwitserland geboren.
Le Corbusiers vader werkte als emailleerder van wijzerplaten voor de beroemde horlogeindustrie in La Chaux-de-Fonds, maar over de opleiding en de uitgeoefende beroep van zijn moeder is zich de literatuur niet eens [2].
Het pseudoniem 'Le Corbusier' is afgeleid van 'Lecorbésier', de naam van Charles-Eduard Jeannerets overgrootmoeder en werd gebruikt door hem vanaf 1920 als auteur, vanaf 1922 als architect evenals in het burgerlijk leven en vanaf 1928 als schilderer.
www.let.leidenuniv.nl /Arthis/Arch20/Encyclo/Corbusier.htm   (1356 words)

  
 MODERNISM : ARTISTS : LE CORBUSIER
LE CORBUSIER, born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret [1887-1965], is known today as one of the preeminent architects of the 20th century.
Later in 1920 Le Corbusier and Ozenfant featured their discourse in their publication L'Esprit Nouveau, a magazine dedicated to the arts, and the view that the arts (architecture, painting, music, science and poetry) must be seen together and cannot be separated without some loss of appreciation of each.
Le Corbusier was very much concerned with this concept of the total work of art, as evident in his enrichment of the visual arts with musical expression by commissioning music concrète from such avant-garde composers as Olivier Messiaen and Edgar Varèse.
www.modernisminc.com /artists/LE_CORBUSIER   (1042 words)

  
 LeCorbusier
Le Corbusier was born in 1887 in the Swiss watchmaking town of La Chaux de Fonds.
Corbusier believed that the only way to impede a worker revolution was to formulate a machine for living, a dwelling that would bring the worker’s home life in line with the discipline of the factory.
Corbusier’s individuals were not allowed to have a voice in the governance of their lives; they are able to behave, but not to act.
www.uky.edu /Classes/PS/776/Projects/Lecorbusier/lecorbusier.html   (2610 words)

  
 From Here To Modernity Architects - Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier is without doubt the most influential, most admired, and most maligned architect of the twentieth century.
Soon, Le Corbusier was developing standardised housing 'types' like the 'Immeuble-villa' (made real with the Pavilion de l'Esprit Nouveau of 1925), and the Maison Citrohan (a play on words suggesting the building industry should adopt the methods of the mass production automobile industry), which he hoped would solve the chronic housing problems of industrialised countries.
Le Corbusier was convinced that a rationally planned city, using the standardised housing types he had developed, could offer a healthy, humane alternative.
www.open2.net /modernity/4_1.htm   (754 words)

  
 Le Corbusier - MSN Encarta
Le Corbusier, professional name of Charles Édouard Jeanneret (1887-1965), Swiss-French architect, painter, and writer, who had a major effect on the development of modern architecture.
While practicing as an architect, Le Corbusier was also active as a painter and writer.
In his painting he was associated with Amédée Ozenfant in the school of purism, one of a number of movements that grew out of cubism.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761558071   (258 words)

  
 Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier was born Charles Édouard Jeanneret-Gris in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a provincial town of some 27,000 people in the Swiss Jura.
Le Corbusier's commissions diminished considerably after the early 1930s, although at the same time he was hailed as the hero of modernism, or the International Style.
Le Corbusier defined the Modulor as a "range of harmonious measurements to suit the human scale, universally applicable to architecture and to mechanical things." Time was also ripe for him to move from orthodox functionalism toward an expressionistic, anti-rational style, which borrowed from natural forms.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /lecorbu.htm   (2296 words)

  
 LE CORBUSIER
E’ lo stesso Le Corbusier, nel 1929, a proporre una classificazione in quattro tipologie delle sue opere in relazione dello spazio, della struttura e dell’involucro.
Le Corbusier rifiuta di bendarsi gli occhi, e dell’inconcepibile tragedia prende coscienza nell’urlo della Chapelle de Notre Dame du Haut a Ronchamp.
Le Corbusier trascorre le sue vacanze come sempre a Cap Martin: alle ore 11 del 27 agosto, 1965, durante un bagno in mare, muore a causa di una crisi cardiaca.
xoomer.virgilio.it /antpetti/alu/HTML1/bc.htm   (3495 words)

  
 Le Corbusier
In Anknüpfung an den surrealistischen Stil der späten dreissiger Jahre gelangt Le Corbusier in seiner Altersphase zu Darstellungen von komplexer Symbolik.
Während 1987 Le Corbusiers hundertster Geburtstag mit aufwendigen Retrospektiven in London und Paris gefeiert wurde, finden nun an mehreren Orten Ausstellungen zu ganz spezifischen Themen statt: etwa in Besançon, Ronchamp oder Rovereto.
Bekannte öffentliche Bauten Le Corbusiers sind unter anderem der Pavillon Suisse in der Cité Universitaire in Paris (1932), das Gesundheits- und Erziehungsministerium in Rio de Janeiro (1936-1945) und der Philips-Pavillon der Weltausstellung in Brüssel (1958).
www.g26.ch /art_corbusier.html   (3463 words)

  
 Le Corbusier. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 1908, Le Corbusier worked with Auguste Perret, a pioneer in the architectural use of reinforced concrete.
Among Le Corbusier’s many well-known buildings are a workers’ housing project at Pessac near Bordeaux, the Villa Savoye at Poissy, and the Swiss and Brazilian students’ pavilions at Cité Universitaire, Paris.
In 1946 Le Corbusier was invited to join the international group of architects who designed the headquarters of the United Nations in New York City.
www.bartleby.com /65/le/LeCorbus.html   (464 words)

  
 Books
The nation was poised, in Le Corbusier’s view, on a cusp between a first machine age—which it had brought into being, and the contradictions of which had caused the Depression—and a second.
Le Corbusier’s simplistic conception of the country he was about to visit and his exalted view of his ability to influence public policy are nicely distilled in one of Bacon’s many adroitly chosen quotations.
Le Corbusier’s provocative manner, which he maintained throughout the trip, was in part the act of a showman, and in part a reflection of his distress at what he found.
www.numag.neu.edu /0205/books.html   (1305 words)

  
 Maatsystemen bij Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier beschouwde zijn 'tracés régulateurs' of corrigerende controle- of hulplijnen niet als vooraf vastgestelde rasters waarop het ontwerp gebaseerd moest worden.
Tenslotte verleent nog een andere, bijzonder belangrijke 'tracé regulateur' in het schema strenge precisie aan het dominante ritme van deze gevel.
Le Corbusier gebruikte de gulden snede weer in het ontwerp van zijn zakencentrum' in Algiers.
www.cultuurnetwerk.org /bronnenbundels/1994/1994_33.htm   (1552 words)

  
 ArtandCulture Artist: Le Corbusier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Had Le Corbusier had his way, most of his architectural activity would have been directed toward the collective housing of the many.
Le Corbusier was a rational theoretician, and he subjected his works to a cold, standardized logic and an uncompromising functionalism.
Le Corbusier envisioned ideal dwellings for universal populations.
www.artandculture.com /cgi-bin/WebObjects/ACLive.woa/wa/artist?id=56   (366 words)

  
 Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier spent much of his life showing the world this great ratio.
It was this that Le Corbusier strove to find and it was one of his greatest triumphs.
Le Corbusier did attempt to use the Golden Spiral with the design of the infinite growing museum, but his work in that was not very astounding and other people, like Tatlin and Wright achieved a much more suprising finish.
www.geocities.com /Area51/Shadowlands/2944/cor.htm   (513 words)

  
 Le Corbusier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
By strategically controlling and carefully deploying images of his work, Le Corbusier became one of the most ardently copied architects of the 20th century.
Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887 - August 27, 1965) was the pseudonym of Charles Edouard Jeanneret.
Born in Switzerland, he moved to Paris at the age of 29 and adopted "Le Corbusier", his maternal grandfather's name, as a pseudonym.
www.wikiverse.org /le-corbusier   (393 words)

  
 THE ART DECO EXPOSITION
In 1925, it was Le Corbusier whose pavilion outraged the sensibilities of the authorities, and set in motion a debate about modern architecture that has continued in Paris to this day.
Here Le Corbusier and his associates erected the Pavillon de l'Esprit Nouveau, and announced that this spirit's program was "to deny decorative art, and to affirm that architecture extends to even the most humble piece of furniture, to the streets, to the city, and to all."
In its place was Le Corbusier’s uncompromising vision of modernism: less playful, more severe, more demanding in its adherence to the dominating presence of pure Form.
www.retropolis.net /exposition/newspirit.html   (564 words)

  
 Architecture and Morality: Guilty? Le Corbusier in proper context
Not only was Le Corbusier among the first to fully synthesize large ribbon windows, white planar walls, suspended floors, roof gardens, cubic volumes, and roof gardens into a new “International Style”, he also was also a passionate urban designer and theorist who most clearly illustrated and articulated modernist principles in planning.
Predictably Le Corbusier’s proposals for mass housing and urban design were rejected outright due to their infeasibility and their radical departure from traditional styles.
Le Corbusier may have been guilty of a failure to imagine the adverse psychological affects his urban plans and housing schemes, but it is the French social welfare system that is responsible for the reckless planning and execution of housing the underclass.
architectureandmorality.blogspot.com /2005/11/guilty-le-corbusier-in-proper-context.html   (1353 words)

  
 Zeising and Le Corbusier
However Le Corbusier does not yet recommend concrete proportions, but only to use tracés regulateurs, measure-rulers, to control the geometrical organisation of design, always façades in his examples.
Le Corbusier developed a scale of proportions which he called Le Modulor, based on a human body whose height is divided in golden section commencing at the navel.The Modulor in Le Corbusier's story combines square and Golden Section, but as a result it does not offer anything else than a modular system.
Le Corbusier's use of the Golden Section begins by 1927 at the Villa Stein in Garches, whose rectangular proportion in ground plan and elevation, as also the inner structure of the ground plan, approximately show the Golden Section.
milan.milanovic.org /math/english/golden/golden6.html   (750 words)

  
 Unité d'habitation (Cité Radieuse) Marseille by Le Corbusier
Part of Le Corbusier's vision of communal living in the building was an area of 'spare rooms' that could be rented for visitors; that now constitutes the Hôtel Le Corbusier, and is frequented mostly by architecture enthusiasts.
Le Corbusier's original architectural 'manifesto', describing what he sought to achieve, as it first appeared in English in 1931.
Le Corbusier and the continuing revolution in architecture
www.galinsky.com /buildings/marseille   (712 words)

  
 No. 596: Le Corbusier's Aircraft
Le Corbusier waged war on every part of the establishment.
For Le Corbusier, machinery and craftsmanship are the one truth in a world full of lies.
Le Corbusier shows us what he means by harmonizing their beauty -- and making it palpable to us.
www.uh.edu /admin/engines/epi596.htm   (471 words)

  
 TVA: Heritage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
In early 1946, having survived the Nazi occupation of France, Le Corbusier came to visit America—to him a fascinating country where innovation and renewal were still possible.
Le Corbusier had two particular interests related to TVA: the agency’s massive use of concrete, which was becoming his own trademark building material, and TVA’s experiments with town planning in places like Norris, Tennessee, and the workers’ village at Fontana Dam.
It’s said that Le Corbusier visited Norris Dam, as most VIPs did in the ’40s, and that he was awed by its beauty.
www.tva.gov /heritage/corbusier   (885 words)

  
 Le Corbusier - Great Buildings Online
During this time, Le Corbusier's ideas began to take physical form, mainly as houses which he created as "a machine for living in" and which incorporated his trademark five points of architecture.
Le Corbusier's post-war buildings rejected his earlier industrial forms and utilized vernacular materials, brute concrete and articulated structure.
Le Corbusier did not fare well in international competition, but he produced town-planning schemes for many parts of the world, often as an adjunct to a lecture tour.
www.greatbuildings.com /architects/Le_Corbusier.html   (509 words)

  
 Le Corbusier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Le Corbusier ist einer der bedeutendsten einflussreichsten Architekten des 20.
Bis 1916 folgen weitere Bauten aber alle noch nicht Le Corbusiers spätere Handschrift tragen und von ihm später auch ins Verzeichnis seiner Werke aufgenommen werden.
In Paris verlegt Le Corbusier sich auf die Malerei begleitet von einer intensiven mit dem Kubismus.
www.uni-protokolle.de /Lexikon/Le_Corbusier.html   (975 words)

  
 Biographie: Le Corbusier, 1887-1965
Le Corbusier unternimmt eine ausgedehnte Studienreise durch Europa.
Le Corbusier entwickelt die darin enthaltenen Grundgedanken später in zahlreichen städtebaulichen Projekten für Algier, Antwerpen, Bogotá u.a.
Le Corbusier schafft eine neue Maßeinheit, Modulor, die dem menschlichen Maßstab angepaßt ist und die in Architektur und Technik universell anwendbar sein soll.
www.dhm.de /lemo/html/biografien/LeCorbusier   (516 words)

  
 FILM LE CORBUSIER
Le Corbusier - lui-même- raconte sa vie, ses combats, explique sa démarche, et donne les clefs de son oeuvre d'architecte, d'urbaniste, de peintre, de sculpteur et d'homme de lettres.
Le parti pris consistant à faire parler Le Corbusier lui-même à partir d'interviews des années 50 permet de restituer l'humour, la poésie et l'humanisme d'un homme, dont l'image aujourd'hui est considérablement déformée.
Le film comporte 12 minutes d'images de synthèse qui donnent au spectateur la possibilité de se promener dans des projets que Le Corbusier n'a jamais pu réaliser.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/barsac/PAG700LC.htm   (696 words)

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