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Le Corbusier's Hands (Hardcover)

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Wogenscky draws a portrait in swift, deft strokes--50 short chapters, one leading to the next, one memory of Le Corbusier opening into another. Appearing and reappearing like a leitmotif are Le Corbusier's hands--touching, taking, drawing, offering, closing, opening, grasping, releasing: "It was his hands that revealed him. . . . They spoke all his feelings, all the vibrations of his inner life that his face tried to conceal." Wogenscky writes about Le Corbusier's work, including the famous design of the chapel at Ronchamp, his ideas for high-density "Unit's d'Habitation" linked to the center of a "Radiant City," and his "Modulor" system for defining proportions--which Wogenscky compares to a piano tuner's finding the exact relation between sounds. He remembers the day Picasso spent with Le Corbusier at the Marseilles building site--"All day long they outdid one another in a show of modesty," he observes in amazement. He adds, speaking for himself and the others present, "We were inside a double energy field." And Wogenscky writes about Le Corbusier more personally. "I have spent years trying to understand what went on in his mind and in his hand," he tells us. With "Le Corbusier's Hands," Wogenscky gives us a unique record of an enigmatic genius.

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Publisher Mit Pr
Mfg Part# 9780262232449
SKU 202112312
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0262232448
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0091
Publisher MIT Press (MA)
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