IN 1927, THE GREAT SWISS-FRENCH ARCHITECT LE CORBUSIER completed a house in the Paris suburb of Garches. Twenty years later, British scholar Colin Rowe’s essay “The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa” brought Garches to the foreground. And Garches—as architects refer to the house—has stayed there ever since. GARCHES 1234 picks up where Rowe's essay left off and throws bold light on Le Corbusier’s assertion that at Garches, more than any of his other projects, “proportion ruled absolutely there, as absolute mistress.”
ARCHITECT JEF7REY HILDNER published an early version of this essay in the refereed Journal of Architectural Education. Here the essay appears in its final and fully illustrated form.
JEF7REY HILDNER is an architect, a painter, and a writer. Author of Picasso Lessons, Daedalus 9, Henry Trucks—Painter, and Visual Ef9ects, his award-winning work and his essays on the theory and practice of art appear in a wide range of publications, including Journal of Architectural Education and Global Architecture Houses. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton University.
|Copyright||2005, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017, JEF7REY HILDNER | THE ARCHITECT PAINTER PRESS|
|Copyright License||Standard Copyright License|
|Product Details||8.5 x 11 Premium Color Matte Perfect Bound|
|Page Count||92 pages|
|Type of Publication||Case study|
|Keywords||Le Corbusier, Garches, Colin Rowe, Architecture|