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martes, 1 de febrero de 2011


Max Risselada, editor

Any comparison between Loos and Le Corbusier is fascinating. In the work of both architects there is creative tension between two specific attitudes. On the one hand, their work is concerned with the autonomy of architectural means. On the other, each architect tries, in his own way, to place his work in a context. These contexts frequently overlap. To Loos, the starting departure is traditional craftsmanship, the task being socially determined.

In Le Corbusier’s case, the division of labour between design and realization forms the core of architectural process. The assignment and means of realizing it are formulated in terms of new technologies. The issue is further complicated by a consideration of the cultural backgrounds of the architects in question. Space embraces the notion of continuity and distance, as well as the idea of enclosure. Their respective vocabularies, Raum and espace, may have partly formed their visions.

This revised and updated edition looks anew at the respective merits of two giants of modern architecture. As well as featuring writings by the architects themselves, the book illustrates the evolution of the work of Loos and Le Corbusier, with detailed reference to their domestic projects, ranging from the Strasser House (1919) to the Last House (1932), and from Maison Domino (1915) to Villa Savoye (1932). With its excellent overviews and analyses it will give the reader a deeper insight into the motivations of these two architects, so near yet so far away.

RISSELADA, Max, ed. Raumplan versus Plan Libre. Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier, 1919-1930. Rotterdam, 010 Publishers, 2008, 192 p.

5 Preface
8 Introduction
12 Chronology
22 Le Corbusier and Loos. Stanislaus von Moos
32 The Split Wall: Domestic Voyeurism. Beatriz Colomina
52 Adolf Loos – Patterns of Town Houses. Johan van de Beek
74 The 5 Points and Form. Arjan Hebly
84 Free Plan versus Free Façade. Max Risselada
95 Typology
96 Documentation on Houses. Max Risselada
98 The Strasser House, Vienna
100 The Stross House, Vienna
101 The Moissi House, Venice
102 The Rufer House, Vienna
104 The Tzara House, Paris
106 The Moller House, Vienna
108 The Müller House, Prague
112 The Boiko House, Vienna
113 The Last House
114 Summary
122 Domino Frame + Citrohan House
126 The La Roche-Jeanneret Houses, Paris
128 Villa Meyer, Paris
130 Maison Cook, Paris
132 Villa Stein-de Monzie, Garches
136 Villa Savoye, Poissy
140 Villa Baizeau, Carthage
145 Colour
146 Paint as Cladding. Max Risselada
156 Polychromy and Promenade. Jan de Heer
170 The Principle of Cladding Adolf Loos
173 Regarding Economy Adolf Loos
178 The Decorative Art of Today Le Corbusier
182 Twentieth-century Building and Twentieth-century Living Le Corbusier
188 Notes
197 Acknowledgements
198 Credits

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Anónimo dijo...

Buenas Noches Arq: déjeme felicitarlo por su blog... ya anduve viendo algunas publicaciones bastante interesantes.. por cierto.. aunque no soy de ninguno de esos grupos... gracias por la BIENVENIDA a la FACULTAD... Espero verlo pronto...
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