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Potié, Philippe

Le Corbusier. Le Couvent Sainte Marie de La Tourette / The Monastery of Sainte Marie de La Tourette

BIRKHÄUSER

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    Publication Date:
    April 2015
    Copyright year:
    2001
    ISBN
    978-3-0356-0314-9
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    in1952 Le Corbusier was commissioned "to dwell in the silence of men of prayer and study and to construct a church for them". The result was his impressive Convent of La Tourette, marking a significant step in modern religious architecture. Beginning with the rectangular form common to the Cirstercian monastic tradition, he created a building whose stark form contrasts beautifully with the organic elements of the interior court and the grasslands surrounding it. The church itself is a model of simplicity, the cement has been left rough and the well located sources of light evoke a feeling of silence and reflection. The order s precept of prayer, study and reflection is aptly mirrored in the architecture. Like the other Le Corbusier Guides published by Birkhäuser, this volume provides a wealth of plans, details, photographs and information on this building which today is also a conference centre.

    Details

    22.0 x 12.0 cm
    136 pages
    72 Fig.
    BIRKHÄUSER
    Language:
    English, French

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