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Corb as an eclectic hippy, not a one-track purist. Wow!,
This review is from: Le Corbusier and the Continual Revolution in Architecture (Hardcover)
This is an outstanding book. Traditionally, architectural biography is either an essay in vanity publishing or the work of architectural theorists who refuse to sully their conceptual brilliance with an insight in to character. Jencks gives a tantalising, human glimpse into Corbusier and strikes some surprising links between his work and that of more contemporary designers, seemingly at odds with the Godfather of modern architecture. What's more, Jencks manages to take our understanding of Corb in to new territory, appreciating his irrationalism and interest in natural forms and shape. This is Corb as an eclectic hippy, an early advocate of fractal geometry and the harmony of nature, rather than the one-track purist that previous monographs would have you believe. Wow!
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