La recherche patiente. Le Corbusier. 50 years later

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FAD 2018 Prize for Thought and Criticism ex-aequo

In August 1965, the death of Le Corbusier, recognized as probably the most important architect of the 20th century, took place in the waters of the Mediterranean. On the occasion of this anniversary, countless acts have been carried out in his memory. Also, the Department of Architectural Projects of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, with the support of the Le Corbusier Foundation, promoted the holding of the LC2015 Le Corbusier international congress 50 years later in Valencia. Some of the invited speakers have given us the material that is published in this volume, also the result of the investigations that continue to be carried out on the person and work of him.


Coordination  Jorge Torres Cueco y Clara E. Mejía Vallejo
Pages   328
Language  Spanish, English 
Format 23 x 28, soft cover
ISBN 978-84-947421-0-1

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“Mise au point”: the political affects of Le Corbusier
Jean Louis Cohen

Architecture that is traversed: variations on the promenade architecturale
Juan Calatrava Escobar

Le Corbusier and N(n)ature: Le Corbusier’s synthesis of geometry and natural form
Tim Benton

Une (Mise en) oeuvre. Le Corbusier, cinéma, télévision, multimédia
Véronique Boone

The power of images: Permanence and transition within Le Corbusier’s creative process
Luis Burriel Bielza

From Goethe to Le Corbusier. Variations on the architectural journey
Juan Calduch Cervera

The places of Le Corbusier
José Ramón Alonso Pereira

The journey to the east through its books
Ricardo Daza

The margin as plastic creation in Le Corbusier around the fifties
Rémi Baudouï, Arnaud Dercelles

Le Corbusier and the art of living
Caroline Maniaque Benton

Monumentalizing modern mobility
Carlos Eduardo Dias Comas

Rhythm, matter, harmony. Musical suggestions from the Modulor.
Marta Llorente Díaz

Le Village du Gouverneur. A project of synthesis
Clara E. Mejia Vallejo, Juan Deltell Pastor

Le Corbusier and the swastika. Architecture, daughter of the Sun
María Cecilia O’Byrne

Vers une architecture, from near and from far
Josep Quetglas Ruisech

The 1922 Immeuble-villas and Carthusian variants
Marta Sequeira

Polychromie Architecturale: observations on the 1931 essay, its drafts and variants
Maria Candela Suarez

Towards abstraction: furniture design as a laboratory for architectural expression
Arthur Rüegg

Cercle et carré. Concerning a sketch of the centrosoyuz
Jorge Torres Cueco

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