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Le Corbusier: Drawing as Process
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Daniele Pauly Genevieve Hendricks
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Le Corbusier: Drawing as Process

Daniele Pauly Genevieve Hendricks


Yale University

Art & Architecture;
History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -;
Drawing & drawings;
Art techniques & principles;
Individual architects & architectural firms


304 pages

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Each day of my life has been dedicated in part to drawing. I have never stopped drawing and painting, seeking, where I could find them, the secrets of form. -Le Corbusier

Charles-douard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier (1887-1965), is famous for transforming 20th-century architecture and urbanism. Less attention has been paid to his artistic production, although he began his career as a painter. Le Corbusier indeed studied under Charles L' plattenier and, together with the artist Am d e Ozenfant, founded the Purist movement in the manifesto After Cubism. Even after Le Corbusier turned to architecture, he continued to paint and draw. His thousands of drawings, rarely exhibited but meticulously stored in two watch cabinets from his family home, were particularly significant; he considered his work as a draftsman to be fundamental to his creative process.

Beautifully illustrated with more than 300 drawings that have never before been published for an English readership, this revealing book charts the evolution of Le Corbusier's process from his youthful travels abroad to his arrival and maturation in Paris. Dani le Pauly shows how his drawings functioned within an intimate zone of private reflection and situates his work within the broader artistic and intellectual currents of Cubism, Purism, Primitivism, and Surrealism. In addition to providing a crucial new background against which to comprehend Le Corbusier's architecture and urbanism, this important volume advocates for understanding him alongside leading modern artists including Pablo Picasso and Fernand L ger.

By:   Daniele Pauly
Translated by:   Genevieve Hendricks
Imprint:   Yale University
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 241mm, 
Weight:   1.651kg
ISBN:   9780300230994
ISBN 10:   0300230990
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Dani le Pauly is professor of architectural history at the cole Nationale Sup rieure d'Architecture Paris-val-de-Seine and director of the catalogue raisonn of Le Corbusier's drawings. Genevieve Hendricks is assistant professor of modern art history at Hollins University.

Thanks to this beautifully illustrated book by Dani�le Pauly, artists, architects, historians and art enthusiasts will encounter new dimensions to Le Corbusier's creative life among his drawings. --Mardges Bacon, author of Le Corbusier in America Dani�le Pauly's brilliant survey of Le Corbusier's drawings explores how the architect used drawings as inspiration for his paintings, but this beautifully illustrated book also shows how he used them to understand the world. --Tim Benton, author of The Villas of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret 1920-1930 In decades of research, Dani�le Pauly has become the most knowledgeable scholar of Le Corbusier's drawings worldwide. Thanks to her penetrating analysis of their genesis and their rhetoric, she is able to reveal the multiple layers of meaning condensed in them. --Jean-Louis Cohen, author of Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes

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