• Bricks & Words #9: ‘Le Corbusier’

    Arguably the world’s most famous post-war architect, Chales Edouard Jeanneret-Gris adopted a persona, name - ‘Crow-like one’ - and profile that aided this tremendously, even without his genuinely iconic architecture. His ideas informed more than one generation of practitioners and continue to have relevance today.

    This compact book by legendary architect, critic and lecturer Kenneth Frampton remains one of the best short guides to this man available. It outlines the important works, his life and the impact of both and is tied together beautifully with Frampton’s accessible but intelligent text.

    ‘Le Corbusier’ by Kenneth Frampton (Thames & Hudson, 2001)


Chris Rogers writer on architecture and visual culture

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Chris is one of more than a dozen specialists whose essays make up this new look at the City of Light, edited by John Flower. Looking at the French capital's history, culture and districts, each item is presented in a concise text that can be read in just half a minute and is beautifully illustrated with its own full-colour collage-style spread. Published on 1 March, 30-Second Paris is a must for any lover of the world's most visited city.

The Ivy Press, 2018

Hardback, 160 pages | ISBN 9781782405443


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