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Free Plan

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Free Plan is an architectural design model theorized by the French architect Le Corbusier (1887–1965) in his 1923 book Vers une Architecture (Toward an Architecture), as one of his “Five Points of Architecture.” It refers to a plan scheme...

Tradition

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...While “tradition” in everyday usage refers to long-established customs and associated rituals and artifacts, it is a concept with greater complexity when viewed in relation to modernity and colonialism. Eric Hobsbawm was an important...

The Art Of The Well-Tempered Lecture

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...According to a reported account in the Journal of the American Institute of Architects, published in January 1925, the architect Le Corbusier began his lectures in 1924 by projecting 100 glass transparencies, divided into five sequences...

Green Interiors: Transitional Spaces in Multilevel Building

Flow : Interior, landscape and architecture in the era of liquid modernity

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...By the end of the nineteenth century, inhabiting a fixed dwelling had increasingly become a desired condition of well-being, and the city was considered the most civilized place for human society to inhabit (Berrini and Colonnetti 2010...

Le Corbusier

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...Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, later called Le Corbusier, was one of the most influential architects, theoreticians, and designers of the twentieth century. Born in Switzerland, he adopted the pseudonym Le Corbusier c.1920 and became a French...

L’Esprit Nouveau (1920–4)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...L’Esprit Nouveau was a French magazine founded and directed by Le Corbusier and the painter Amédée Ozenfant. Twenty-eight issues were released between 1920 and 1924. It took its name from an essay written by Guillaume Apollinaire in 1918...

Plan Voisin (1925)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Plan Voisin was Le Corbusier’s masterplan for the center of Paris exhibited at the Exposition des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, in 1925. The plan was displayed inside the Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau, also designed by Corbusier, which was a model...

Charter of Athens (1933–1943)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Charter of Athens was a document authored by Le Corbusier that emerged from the fourth meeting of the Congrès Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne (CIAM IV), which took place in the summer of 1933 on board the SS Patris II, en route...

Perriand, Charlotte (1903–99)

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Perriand was a French furniture and interior designer well known for her collaborations with Le Corbusier. Her studies began at the École Centrale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, which she attended from 1920 to 1925. She was keen to engage...

Type-Forms

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...This term is not related to typography but rather reflects the Modernist tendency for designs that are concerned with ideas of universality, anonymity, and simple geometric shapes. The concept of type-forms was initially based on various...