. Paris: Les Éditions G. Crès & Cie, [after 1924]." /> LE CORBUSIER. <I>Urbanisme. Collection de "l'Espirit Nouveau."</I>. Paris: Les Éditions G. Crès & Cie, [after 1924]. | Christie's
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    LE CORBUSIER. Urbanisme. Collection de "l'Espirit Nouveau.". Paris: Les Éditions G. Crès & Cie, [after 1924].

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    LE CORBUSIER. Urbanisme. Collection de "l'Espirit Nouveau.". Paris: Les Éditions G. Crès & Cie, [after 1924].

    8o. Numerous illustrations throughout (some folding). Modern half cloth; original wrappers bound-in (a few minor repairs to front wrapper). Provenance: M. Palitzyne (presentation inscription from the author).

    Later edition, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY LE CORBUSIER on the front flyleaf: "Á M. Palitzyne trés sympathiquement Le Corbusier Paris Avril 1930." Urbanisme described Le Corbusier's idea for his "Contemporary City," a revolution in urban planning. He planned to use modern industrial techniques to solve the problems of overcrowding in cities and create an environment in which work, recreation, transportation, and living could exist separately in an efficient society.

    [With:] LE CORBUSIER. Précisions sur un état présent de l'architecture er de l'urbanisme. Paris, [1930]. 8o. Later cloth, original wrappers bound-in. FIRST EDITION. -- Croisade ou le Crépuscule des Académies. Paris, [1933]. 8o. Original printed wrappers. FIRST EDITION. -- Des Canons, des Munitions? Merci! Des Logis... S.V.P. Boulogne, 1938. Oblong 4o. Original cloth-backed decorated paper boards. FIRST EDITION. -- Lyrisme des Temps Nouveaux et l'Urbanisme. Colmar, n.d. 8o. Original wrappers. -- The Modulor. A Harmonious Measure to the Human Scale Universally applicable to Architecture and Mechanics. Cambridge, 1958. 4o. Original cloth; dust jacket. -- Modulor 2. 1955 (Let the User Speak Next). Cambridge, 1958. 4o. Original cloth; dust jacket. -- Towards a New Architecture. Translated from the thirteenth French edition and with an introduction by Frederick Etchells. New York, 1986. 8o. Soft paper covers. -- [And with:] PIERREFEU, François de. Le Corbusier et Pierre Jeanneret. Paris, 1932. 8o. Original wrappers. -- A tri-fold pamphlet for a Le Corbusier exhibit at the Galerie Denise René, October-November 1987. Together 10 items, in generally good condition. (10)


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