Le Corbusier and the Maisons Jaoul

Lauren Nelson Packard (Hrsg.). Caroline Maniaque Benton. Princeton Architectural Press 2009. Englisch. 176 Seiten, 222 Abb. (davon 122 farbig und 100 s/w). 20 x 26 cm. 760 g. Fester Einband. 9781568988009. art-15868
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Le Corbusier and the Maisons Jaoul is the first book-length, detailed examination of these lesser-known, yet architecturally significant houses.

Built for Andre Jaoul and his son – and their wives – the Maisons Jaoul encompassed four years of intense design activity. Using previously unpublished sources, author Caroline Maniaque Benton thoroughly captures Le Corbusier's extraordinary journey of discovery. Valuable insights are gleaned from conversations between clients, draughtsmen, and craftsmen; firsthand documents; and letters in Le Corbusier's own hand. The Maisons Jaoul emerge as both a fundamental reconsideration of domestic living and a radical reassessment of Le Corbusier's longstanding commitment to modernism.

Opening up his process to collaboration with a Corsican carpenter and a Sardinian mason brought warmth, texture, and a distinct aura of vernacular authenticity to the houses.