Alison and Peter Smithson Without Rhetoric: An Architectural Aesthetic 1955-1972
Artist(s): Alison and Peter Smithson
Author(s): Alison and Peter Smithson
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 1973
Publisher: Latimer New Dimensions
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 97
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated
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Paperback. First edition. When le Corbusier assembled “Vers Une Architecture,”” write the Smithsons, “he gave to young architects everywhere a way of looking at the emergent machine-served society, and from that, a way of looking at antiquity and a rationale to support his personal aesthetic. Viollet-le-Duc had performed the same service to architects before le Corbusier: the role they played is traditional to the development of architecture. In this essay, based on material written between 1955 and 1972, we try to do the same as these architects before us.
Condition: very good.