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Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 13:00

Tim Benton, Le Corbusier  There is a preconception, backed by a growing literature, that Modernist architects had trouble meeting the psychological and physical need for comfort and enclosure of ordinary people. Architects tend to perceive architectural value in visual terms whereas, for most people, the other senses are more important in producing a sense of well-being. Furthermore, Modernism imposed an attitude to the use of 'modern' materials which gave Modernist houses the appearance of being 'unnatural' and abstract.

Archival research on the development of Le Corbusier's highly effective lectures between 1923 and 1929. This is completely new research on the origins of the lectures which Le Corbusier delivered all over the world until his death in 1965. The book analyses the nature of Le Corbusier's logic and rhetoric, his use of images and drawings executed during the lectures.


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