GARCHES 1234
Peer Reviewed
Field of study
Arts and Humanities
History of Art
Architecture and Archaeology
Modern Art and Architecture
GARCHES 1234
GARCHES 1234 Remembering the Mathematics of the Ideal Villa: An Essay on Le Corbusier's 1927 Villa de Monzie/Stein
JEF7REY HILDNER | ARCHITECT
Field of study
Arts and Humanities
History of Art
Architecture and Archaeology
Modern Art and Architecture
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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
Peer Review Status Open, Completed
Keywords Le Corbusier, Garches, Villa de Monzie/Stein, Colin Rowe, Architecture
Audience Scholarly
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