Item description for Claude-Nicolas Ledoux: Architecture and Utopia in the Era of the French Revolution by Claude Nicolas Ledoux...
Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (1736--1806) is the "boldest and most extreme" (Nikolaus Pevsner) French revolutionary architect. Since the 1930s, when he was rediscovered by Emil Kaufmann in the famous study "From Ledoux to Le Corbusier," his visionary but widely realized buildings have served as a source of inspiration for unusual designs. His famous tollgates are familiar to every cultured traveler to Paris, and the TV film on the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans has also brought fresh proof of his popular appeal.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 8.5" Height: 9.75" Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Release Date May 5, 2006
Publisher Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN 3764374853 ISBN13 9783764374853
Availability 0 units.
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Anthony Vidler is Dean and Professor of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union, New York. He is the author of "Warped Space: Art, Architecture, and Anxiety in Modern Culture" (2000), and "The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely" (1992), both published by The MIT Press, and other books.
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Claude-NIcholas Ledoux by Anthony Vidler Sep 24, 2007
An excellant account of Ledoux's work and life, beautifully designed and well illustrated. I can only quote from Elain Harwood's review in the Architects Journal of 17th August 2007: "Superficially a coffee-table glossy, this book has real depth. It explores both the physical and intellectual world of Ledoux's times- however, the man himself remains a shadow." Louis Hellman Architectural cartoonist