Auguste Perret

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Oktober 2001



- The first monograph in English on the work of French architect Auguste Perret (1874-1954), a pioneering precursor to the Modern movement- Looks at Perret's projects in France and abroad, such as the Musee des Travaux Publics in Paris, the Church of Notre-Dame at Raincy and other domestic, industrial and urban buildings, and his innovative use of structure and materials- Richly illustrated with new colour photography as well as drawings and photographs from the Perret archive- Includes an appendix of Perret's aphorisms and other writings


Preface/ Introduction / Chapter 1: The Theatre and the Classical Ideal / Chapter 2: Ecclesiastical Architecture and the Economy of Construction/ Chapter 3: The House and the Responsibility of the Architect / Chapter 4: Apartment Buildings and the Poetics of Collectively / Chapter 5: The Museum and the Evocation of a New Order / Chapter 6: Urbanism and the Architecture of the Banal / Conclusion / Appendix: Writings by Perret: Contribution a une theorie de l'Architecture - Contribution to a Theory of Architecture; Concrete; Architecture / Notes / Chronology / Credits / Bibliography / Index.


Karla Britton is Director of the New York/ Paris programme of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in Paris.


'Perret emerges as witty, wise and social minded, the deft first user of concrete, justifiably admired by 'Corb'.' (Art Newspaper) '[An] erudite exploration of Perret's output ... Britton's study presents a fascinating, authoritative figure.' (RIBA Journal)
EAN: 9780714840437
ISBN: 0714840432
Untertitel: Zahlreiche, teils farbige Fotos, Abbildungen und Pläne. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Phaidon Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2001
Seitenanzahl: 255 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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