Le Corbusier / Pierre Jeanneret: Chandigarh, India, 1951-66

Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Galerie Patrick Seguin; Bilingual edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 2909187071
ISBN-13: 978-2909187075
Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 4.4 x 29.8 cm
Release Date: 2014
Price: $240 USD (¥24,000 JPY)
Free Worldwide Shipment from Tokyo via airmail
Condition: new (unopened copy)

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Design: Karel Martens with Aajge Martens



This beautiful, comprehensive volume documents Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret’s massive Chandigarh project–the buildings and the furniture (today considered masterpieces of twentieth-century architecture and design), the plans, sketches and maquettes as well as reproducing both archival and contemporary photographs. In 1947, shortly after India gained independence, the Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru initiated a vast plan of modernization throughout the country, during which Chandigarh became the administrative capital of the Punjab province. Nehru commissioned Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret to construct this capital from scratch, with the sole instruction that they should be expressive and experimental and should not let themselves be hindered by tradition. Illustrated with photographs dating from the time period to the present, this book documents the architectural project and the production of the furniture, offering a definitive summary of this epic modernist enterprise. A further chapter is dedicated to the work of Lucien Hervé, the famous architectural photographer who depicted the city extensively.
The architect, urban planner, painter, writer, designer and theorist Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, was born in Switzerland in 1887. In 1922 Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret opened an architectural studio in Paris, inaugurating a partnership that would last until 1940. They began experimenting with furniture design after inviting the architect Charlotte Perriand to join the studio in 1928. After World War II, they sought efficient ways to house large numbers of people in response to the urban housing crisis. In the 1950s a unique opportunity to realize their concepts on a grand scale presented itself in the construction of Chandigarh. Before his death in 1965, Le Corbusier established the Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris to look after and make available to scholars his library, architectural drawings, sketches and paintings.

スイス生まれの巨匠建築家、本名、Charles Edouard Jeanneretことル・コルビジェと従兄弟であるPierre Jeanneretの二人によって都市計画されたインドの都市であるChandigarh(チャンディガール)の図録を現在に至るまでドキュメンタリーのようにまとめたものです。

装丁は布張りの上製本となり、都市計画や家具設計のスケッチから、壁面の色やアートワーク、テキスタイルの写真を相当数収録してあり、建築、プロダクト、グラフィック、芸術、インテリアといった全てのジャンルの要素が詰まった一冊です。
また本書は絶版となっておりアマゾンやコレクター市場において非常に高額となっています。

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