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Le Corbusier

Poem on Algiers

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Le Corbusier's (1887-1965) "Poesie sur Alger," written in 1942 and first published in 1950, is a self-mocking examination of 13 intensive years of ultimately abortive work, during which Le Corbusier devoted himself to the drawing up of extensive urban plans for Algiers. Numerous additional plans followed on his first trip to Algeria in 1931. The architect dreamed of installing Algiers as the southernmost point of the cultural connection between the littoral states of the Mediterranean, between Paris, Barcelona and Rome-as an "Islamic pole," as he called it. The decision to publish his very personal and self-illustrated thoughts on a "plan directeur" for Algiers marks an important point in Le Corbusier's development. The publication provides many insights into the inner life and world of thought of the pioneer of architectural modernism.

Product code: 9783775740968

ISBN 9783775740968
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H170xW110
No. Of Pages 128
Publisher Hatje Cantz
On Sale Date 06/08/2016
Published for the first time in 1950: a self-mocking examination of thirteen work-intensive years during which he devoted himself to the drawing up of extensive urban plans for Algiers.