Le Corbusier Redrawn
SooJin (Steven) Park
Publication date 10/24/2012
7.5 x 10 inches (19.1 x 25.4 cm), Paperback
240 pages, 154 b/w illustrations
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Le Corbusier (1887-1965) was the most significant architect of the twentieth century. Every architecture student examines the Swiss master's work. Yet, all too frequently, they rely on reproductions of faded drawings of uneven size and quality. Le Corbusier Redrawn presents the only collection of consistently rendered original drawings (at 1:200 scale) of all twenty-six of Le Corbusier's residential works. Using the original drawings from the Le Corbusier Foundation's digital archives, architect Steven Park has beautifully redrawn 130 perspectival sections, as well as plans, sections, and elevations of exterior forms and interior spaces. These remarkable new drawings, which combine the conceptual clarity of the section with the spatial qualities of the perspective, not only provide information about the buildings, they also help students experience specific works spatially as they learn to critically examine Le Corbusier's works. Le Corbusier Redrawn features all of the self-sufficient and detached single and double-family houses designed by Le Corbusier since 1920 including Maison-Atelier Ozenfant, Villas La Roche- Jeanneret, Villa Savoye, Maison Curutchet, Maisons Jaoul, and Maison de l'Homme.
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"One for the true architectural fetishist, Steven Park's painstaking project has been to plot, plan, section, and render twenty-two of Le Corbusier's residential masterpieces. Each house has been reduced to a crisply delineated diagram, lightly coloured and shaded to add depth and space. To the uninitiated, 200-plus pages of plans, sections and axonometrics might seem rather dense, but floor plan fans will be in their element as they traverse the master's spatial gymnastics."
"We recently got a new book in our hands that knocked our socks off. Le Corbusier Redrawn, The Houses by Steven Park absolutely nails a graphic language of simple, elegant architectural rendering. The book is filled with page after page of three-dimensional digital renderings that actually speak to a timeless craft of draftsmanship. Subtle coloring at glazing and shadow lines at relief allow the drawing to pop off the page. The text establishes a graphic language that is everything it needs to be and nothing more. This is our new favorite book and we highly recommend picking up a copy at your local community bookstore. "
"Park's book is extremely valuable for collecting 26 of Corbusiers houses in one place... this book is a great collection of his great houses."
BUILD Book Report:
"This handy guide provides a fresh look at the designs and diagrams of one of the mid-century's legendary architects. The minimal drawing style pairs well with the cleanliness of Corbu's work, and has allowed us to look at it with fresh eyes."
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