Steven Park
Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2012, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
7.5 x 10 inches, paperback, 192 pages, 320 black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 9781616890681
Suggested Retail Price: $24.95

From the Publisher. Le Corbusier Redrawn presents the only collection of consistently rendered original drawings (at 1:200 scale) of all 25 of Le Corbusier’s residential works. Using the original drawings from the Le Corbusier Foundation’s digital archives, architect Steven Park has beautifully redrawn 130 perspectival sections as well as plans, sections, and elevations of exterior forms and interior spaces.

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Based on drawings from the Le Corbusier Foundation’s archives, Steven Park’s book contains new plans, sections, and elevations for 26 houses designed by the master French architect. Iconic buildings such as the Pavillon de l’espirit nouveau, Maison de l’homme, and Villa Savoye make their appearances. Park provides a brief history of each building and its program; however, the architectural renderings are the star of the book. Each of Le Corbusier’s houses is shown in exterior perspectives, sectional perspectives, sub-divisional plans, site plans, floor plans, and elevations from every cardinal direction. In particular, the sectional perspectives excel at showing how Le Corbusier conceived each building as dynamic spaces where the interior and exterior unify to create “machines for living in.” Steven Park’s minimal draftsmanship is beautiful, and the clarity of the drawings allows Le Corbusier’s architectural genius to shine through.

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