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The Villa de Mandrot and the place of the imagination

Benton, Tim (2011). The Villa de Mandrot and the place of the imagination. In: Richard, Michel ed. Massilia 2011. Annuaire d'Études Corbuséennes. Marseilles: Editions Imbernon, pp. 92–105.

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Abstract

This is a revision of an article published originally in Catalan in Quaderns. It is the first attempt not only to retail the detailed design and construction history of Le Corbusier's Villa de Mandrot, but also to demonstrate how Le Corbusier turned away from the fundamental tenets of his earlier work. Using archival sources and a detailed analysis of over 200 hundred drawings and 300 hundred documents, I demonstrate how the house began as a standardised steel housing cell and developed into a stone villa embedded in the landscape.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2011 FLC/ADAGP
ISBN: 2-919230-03-4, 978-2-919230-03-7
Keywords: Le Corbusier; Helene de Mandrot; prefabricated steel; stone
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Art History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 36705
Depositing User: Tim Benton
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2013 11:42
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 21:08
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36705
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