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dc.contributor.authorSchnoor, Christoph
dc.description.abstractIn 1910-11, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret wrote the draft of a handbook on the visual and aesthetic perception of the city. “La Construction des villes”, never published by Le Corbusier, was based on his detailed studies of German-language literature on “Städtebau”. The manuscript came to light partially in 1977, through Harold Allen Brooks’ research, and completely in 1999, through research by the present author. It remains a crucial and fascinating source to understand Le Corbusier’s grasp of visual perception and the aesthetic needs of a city. When in the 1920s, Le Corbusier strived to be seen as avant-garde through his radical and – at times polemic – urbanistic proposals, he nevertheless built on knowledge gained through his own studies of the years 1910/11. This paper is concerned with the period in-between, the year 1915 in particular: it focuses on Jeanneret’s visit to Paris and his intention to rework the manuscript “La Construction des villes” for publication. For seven weeks, Jeanneret studies in the Bibliothèque Nationale and explores Paris on endless promenades. The primary sources, Jeanneret’s library notes and drawings, filed under B2(20) at the FLC, plus a travel notebook from a private archive that has recently come to light, allow to understand a subtle shift in Jeanneret’s view of the city, and demonstrate his ability to learn from the past for the future.en_NZ
dc.publisherUniversitat Politècnica de Valènciaen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International*
dc.subjectLe Corbusier (1887-1965)en_NZ
dc.subjectLa construction des villesen_NZ
dc.subjecturban spacesen_NZ
dc.subjectarchitectual spaceen_NZ
dc.subjectenclosed spaceen_NZ
dc.subjectgreening of citiesen_NZ
dc.subjectpicturesque in architectureen_NZ
dc.titleLe Corbusier in Paris 1915: Between past and futureen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden330104 Architectural history, theory and criticismen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden330102 Architectural designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSchnoor, C. (2022). Le Corbusier in Paris 1915: Between Past and Future. LC. Revue de recherches sur Le Corbusier, No. 5 (2022), 84-109. doi:
unitec.publication.volumeNo. 5 (2022)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleLC. Revue de recherches sur Le Corbusieren_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeValencia, Spainen_NZ

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