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Rood



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:09 pm    Post subject: Corbusier's Penthouse Reply with quote

Corbusier's Newly Restored Paris Penthouse:


https://www.1stdibs.com/blogs/the-study/le-corbusier-paris-apartment/?utm_term=blog1&utm_source=nl-introspective&utm_content=nonbuyer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2019_1_6&emailToken=704689_386981c1c4b1d96d4dd620363c8c9ecd9e132713d39b7813d6fce708b36da6a5
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much . . .

. . . and I had just been pondering the differences between Wright's aesthetic and that of the Europeans he inspired but who took a different path to
modernism. To make an architecture with finessed detail, or to minimize "decorative" detail in favor of planes of non-material -- opaque, translucent,
solid -- and space, as the experience. Two poles of a single new way of thinking about artistic building ?

We see Le Corbusier taking a modulated position somewhere between (and incorporating both) principled restraint of effect on the one hand and
romantic appeal on the other; his surfaces alternate between flat and white -- or other solid color -- and textured and "alive" -- in a way that might have
influenced the work of Marcel Breuer. It certainly can't be said of the mature Corbu that he isn't interested in "the material" . . .

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DRN



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neat to see....
And for a change of pace, every August Le Corbusier retreated to his Cabanon:

http://www.fondationlecorbusier.fr/corbuweb/morpheus.aspx?sysName=redirect64&sysLanguage=en-en&IrisObjectId=4659&sysParentId=64

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2012/mar/02/le-corbusier-home-france-nice
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