Prof. David B. Brownlee Spring 2003




OFFICE HOURS: Thursdays 3-5 in Jaffe 106. Please make appointments in advance in the History of Art office.


J 14 Introduction. Villa Savoye video.

21 C-E Jeanneret before Le Corbusier

28 Between the wars

F 4 After the Second World War

11 The Ouevre complète

18 Towards a New Architecture

25 City of Tomorrow

M 4 The Modulor

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25 student reports

A 1 student reports

8 student reports

15 student reports

22 student reports


Prof. David B. Brownlee Spring 2003




All these books are on reserve in the Fisher Fine Arts Library. Books marked with an asterisk (*) are available for purchase at the Pennsylvania Book Center.



Arts Council of Great Britain. Le Corbusier : Architect of the Century. London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1987. [NA 1053 J4 A4 1987]

Geoffrey Baker. Le Corbusier: An Analysis of Form. London: Routledge, 2001. [NA 1053 J4 B3 1984]

Geoffrey Baker. Le Corbusier, The Creative Search: The Formative Years of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret. London: Routledge, 2000. [NA 1053 J4 B34 1996]

Willy Boesiger and Oscar Stonorov (eds.). Oeuvre complete. 8 vols. Reprint edition. Zurich: Editions d’architecture, 1973-1977. [NA 1053 J4 A2 1973]

Darlene A Brady. Le Corbusier: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1985. [NA 1053 J4 B73 1985]

Tim Benton. Villas of Le Corbusier, 1920-1930. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. [NA 1053 J4 B3713 1987]

H. Allen Brooks (ed.). Le Corbusier Archive. 32 vols. New York and London: Garland; Paris: Foundation Le Corbusier, 1982. [NA 2707L4 A4 1982d]

H. Allen Brooks (ed.). Le Corbusier. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987. [NA 1053 J4 L36 1987]

H. Allen Brooks (ed.). Le Corbusier’s Formative Years: Charles-Edouard Jeanneret at La Chaux de Fonds. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1997. [NA 1053 J4 B76 1997]

Centre Georges Pompidou. Le Corbusier; Une encyclopédie. Paris: Centre George Pompidou, 1987. [NA 1053 L4 L42 1987]

Jean-Louis Cohen. Le Corbusier and the Mystique of the USSR. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992. [NA 1053 J4 C5813 1992]

Beatriz Colomina. Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1994. [NA 2543 M37 C65 1994]

* William Curtis. Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms. New York: Rizzoli, 1986. [NA 1053 J4 C8 1986]

Robert Fishman. Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century: Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1982. [HT 161 F67 1982]

* Kenneth Frampton. Le Corbusier. London: Thames and Hudson, 2001. [NA 1053 J4 F73 2001]

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Kenneth Frampton (ed.). Oppositions 15/16 (1978) and 19/20 (1980). Two double issues devoted to Le Corbusier.

* Le Corbusier. Vers une architecture. Paris: G. Crès, 1924. Translated as Towards a New Architecture. Reprint edition: New York: Dover, 1986. [NA 2520 L3613 1986]

* Le Corbusier. Urbanisme. Paris: G. Crès et cie., 1925. Translated as The City of Tomorrow and Its Planning. Reprint edition: London: Architectural Press, 1947. [711 J342.EE]

* Le Corbusier. Modulor. Paris: Editions de l’architecture, 1948. Modular 2. Paris: Editions de l’architecture, 1955. Translated as The Modulor I and II. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1980. [NA 2760 J413 1980]

Le Corbusier. Essential Le Corbusier: L’esprit Nouveau Articles. Oxford and Boston: Architectural Press, 1998. [NA 1053 J4 A4 1998]

Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier Talks with Students from the Schools of Architecture. Tr. Pierre Chase. Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999. [NA 2560 L4129713 1999]

Le Corbusier. The Final Testament of Pere Corbu: A Translation and Interpretation of "Mise au point." New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997. [NA 1053 J4 A2 1997]

Le Corbusier Sketchbooks. 4 vols. New York: Architectural History Foundation; Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1981. [NC 248 J4 A4 1981]

Vikramaditya Prakash. Chandigarh’s Le Corbusier: The Struggle for Modernity in Postcolonial India. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002. [NA 1508 C44 P73 2002]

Max Risselada (ed.). Raumplan versus Plan Libre: Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier, 1919-1930. New York: Rizzoli, 1988. [NA 7325 R3813 1988]

Peter Serenyi (ed.). Le Corbusier in Perspective. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1974 [NA 1053 J4 S47]

Alexander Tzonis. Le Corbusier: The Poetics of Machine and Metaphor. New York: Universe, 2001. [NA 1053 J4 T96 2001]

Stanislaus von Moos. Le Corbusier: Elements of a Synthesis. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1979. [NA 1053 J4 M613]

Stanislaus von Moos and Arthur Rϋegg (eds.) Esprit Nouveau: Le Corbusier et l’industrie, 1920-25. Berlin: Ernst und Sohn, 1987 [NX 2 E83 E8614 1987]

Stanislaus von Moos. Le Corbusier Before Le Corbusier: Architectural Studies, Interiors, Painting and Photography, 1907-1922. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002. [N 6853 J43 A4 2002]

* Adolf Max Vogt. Le Corbusier, the Noble Savage: Toward and Archaeology of Modernism. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1998. [MA 1053 J4 V6413 1998]

Russell Walden (ed.). The Open Hand: Essays on Le Corbusier. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1977. [NA 1053 J4 o63]