Le Corbusier – The Measures of Man

The human proportion and how the human body should be housed: an entirely new exploration of Le Corbusier’s work in architecture and art.

 

 

Title Information

Edited by Olivier Cinqualbre and Frédéric Migayrou

1st edition

, 2015

Hardback

256 pages, 322 color and 122 b/w illustrations

24 x 30 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-768-6

In cooperation with Centre Pompidou, Paris

Content

Few figures tower over modern architecture and city life like Le Corbusier. His dramatic rethinking of the principles and aims of architectural design made a profound impression on the spaces of twentieth-century cities and the ways that people lived in them.
Le Corbusier—The Measures of Man offers the most up-to-date picture we have of Le Corbusier’s achievement. A new generation of researchers and curators looks in particular at his lifelong study of human proportion and how the human body should be housed. Created to accompany a breathtakingly ambitious retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the book traces Le Corbusier’s life and work from his earliest days through his greatest successes and lasting influences. It covers not only his iconic building designs and bold plans for city centers, but also presents a substantial exploration of his achievements as a painter and sculptor.

Lavishly illustrated with nearly five hundred images—three quarters of them in full color—Le Corbusier—The Measures of Man is an incredible celebration of the master architect’s achievement. Introducing him afresh from today’s perspective, it will be absolutely essential for both his admirers and his critics.

With contributions by Rémy Baudouï, Olivier Cinqualbre, Arnaud Dercelles, Marie-Jeanne Dumont, Maïlis Favre, Roberto Gargiani, Jan de Heer, Geneviève Hendricks, Aurélien Lemonier, Frédéric Migayrou, Cloé Pitiot, Anna Rosellini, and Roxana Vicovanu. Prefaces by Alain Seban and Bernard Blisténe.

 

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Authors & Editors

Rémy Baudouï

Bernard Blistène

Olivier Cinqualbre

 is an architect and architectural historian. He is curator of the architectural collection at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

Jan de Heer

Arnaud Dercelles

Marie-Jeanne Dumont

Maïlis Favre

Roberto Gargiani

Geneviève Hendricks

Aurélien Lemonier

Frédéric Migayrou

 is deputy director of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and chief curator of its department of industrial design. He is also a Professor of Architecture at London’s Bartlett School of Architecture.

Cloé Pitiot

Anna Rosellini

Alain Seban

Roxana Vicovanu

Praise

«This book takes you through the designs of Le Corbusier, the master of 20th-century architecture, both inside and out. It includes his beautiful sketches and has insights into surprising areas of his work, including his paintings.» Alice Hancock, Homes & Antiques

 

«Created to accompany a breathtakingly ambitious retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the book traces Le Corbusier's life and work from his earliest days through his greatest successes and lasting influences. It covers not only his iconic building designs and bold plans for city centers, but also presents a substantial exploration of his achievements as a painter and sculptor as well. Lavishly illustrated with nearly five hundred images.» www.arcspace.com