Le Corbusier - The Radiant City - Elements of a doctrine of urbanism to be used as the basis of our machine-age civilization

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Le Corbusier - The Radiant City. Elements of a doctrine of urbanism to be used as the basis of our machine-age civilization - New York - The Orion Press - 1967 - 1st edition - [348] pp - Cloth binding with dust jacket - 30,5 x 24 cm.

Condition: Good - cover with wear, small tears. NEAT solid book.

English translation of La ville radieuse (1933); the central main work for an ideal city by the great architect Le Corbusier. Illustrated with photos, reproductions, construction drawings and plans in colour and black and white. With post scriptum from the 1964 reissue. This is the bound first USA edition.

¶ Le Corbusier (= Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, 1887-1965) was a Swiss-French urban planner. His concept of 'La ville radieuse' (radiant architecture) is said to have a positive influence on the urban environment. Architecture could be made 'radiant' through the use of the 'modulor', Corbusier's own proportional system.

Le Corbusier's significance and influence for new building and the international style were so great that he is sometimes referred to as the 'architect of the 20th century'.

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