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L'Esprit Nouveau: Purism in Paris, 1918-1925

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Publisher Comments:

The Purist movement in art, founded by Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (better known as Le Corbusier) and Amedee Ozenfant, championed a traditional classicism while it simultaneously embraced new technologies and materials. The only book on Purism, L'Esprit Nouveau is a key contribution to the study of classic 20th-century modernism in painting and architecture. The book serves as the catalogue for an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.<P>The revealing volume examines over 75 paintings by Le Corbusier, Ozenfant, and their closest colleague, Fernand Leger. At the heart of the study lies a single work: Le Corbusier's striking design of the Pavillon de l'Esprit Nouveau for the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs, at which the term "Art Deco" was coined. The architecture of Le Corbusier's pavilion, along with its interior decoration — paintings, sculpture, furniture, glassware, rugs, and other objects — offers a complete summation of Purist aesthetics. Included here too is the full translated text of Le Corbusier's and Ozenfant's 1918 manifesto, Apres le cubisme.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810967274
Subtitle:
Purism in Paris 1918-1925
Essay:
Ducros, Francoise
Essay by:
Ducros, Francoise
Essay by:
Gronberg, Tag
Essay:
Gronberg, Tag
Essay:
Ducros, Francoise
Author:
Ducros, Francoise
Author:
Eliel, Carol S.
Essay:
Gronberg, Tag
Author:
Jeanneret, Charles-Edouard
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Location:
Los Angeles, Calif.
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
France
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
Art, french
Subject:
Architecture - Specific Styles
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
Purism
Subject:
Esprit nouveau
Subject:
History - Specific Styles
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Art, French -- 20th century.
Subject:
Purism (Art) -- France.
Subject:
Art-Museums and Collections
Subject:
Architecture-Architects
Subject:
European
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
99-1
Publication Date:
20010401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.22x8.38x.93 in. 2.40 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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L'Esprit Nouveau: Purism in Paris, 1918-1925
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