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"Park uses sectional perspectives of 22 houses by the Swiss icon to convey the evolution of his design philosophy. The book's concept sounds simple, and indeed its black-and-white design is pleasingly streamlined. But it actually accomplishes several tasks at once. Concise descriptions of the projects help place them in the continuum of Corbu's work, and provide readers with an abbreviated but informative outline of his career. And the combination of sectional perspectives for the 22 chosen houses, along with plans, sections, and elevations for these and 4 more residences, really deepens the reader's experience. It focuses our attention on the homes' spatial complexities and their dexterous detailing." -- Residential Architect

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Park studied architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has worded for Holabird & Root and Solomon Cordwell Buenz in Chicago.

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Invaluable 11 Nov 2012
By Drew Ranieri - Published on Amazon.com
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`Le Corbusier Redrawn' is a wonderful surprise. The simple act of bringing all of Le Corbusier's houses together in a clear, concise, yet rich way gives all of us who want to research a single moment of the architect's work or the context of this scale of work in Corb's career can do so effortlessly. Mr. Park has rendered the book so that it focuses on the work, on the architecture, without impediment - his own hand is invisible.

Mr. Park has done Le Corbusier, the architectural community and anyone who is interested a great service. This book should be in everyone's collection, and the pages should be well worn with time and study.
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Excellent presentation. 27 Dec 2012
By Eugene L. Hayes - Published on Amazon.com
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The drawings are well done, and very clear giving insight into the volumetric relationships of the design than previously published drawings and photos.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
An art piece 3 May 2014
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I gave this to my wife, who's an architect. I always heard her talking about him and his style, and I found this for her birthday. She was astonished to see the drawings of the houses and everything.
A gift worth to give to someone who knows about the stuff.
Strangely cold 22 Oct 2014
By rsd22 - Published on Amazon.com
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The drawings are essentially perfect (except for shadows, which I will get to), almost too perfect. They clearly have been done on a computer, I would guess using Sketchup or equivalent. There are no dimensions. Rooms are not labeled but are keyed using single digits. Glazed surfaces are stippled in orthographic views and carry the slightest blue shading in oblique views. Most of the oblique views are perspectives from an unrealistic (but intended to be informative) overhead viewpoint. Generally, the introductory image for each house is an eye height perspective from an imagined street location. I would have liked to see more of these eye height perspectives of the other sides of the houses. The sectional views _should_ give one a clearer understanding of the interiors, but they really don't; it's as if the viewer is standing outside a doll house looking in. The sections give no feeling of what it would be like to be _inside_ any of these spaces. And that is where the shadows come in: as another reviewer has mentioned, the shadows are drawn as if they are cast by the sectioned view not by the intact structure. So, once again, the shadows detract from any possible sense of what the interior spaces were actually like.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
good summary 2 July 2013
By Enrique Larranaga - Published on Amazon.com
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nicely drawn plans, sections and axonometrics, right to the point
it gives you the information you are looking for without explanations you are not looking for...
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