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Cohen, Jean-Louis

Works: 412 works in 1,189 publications in 11 languages and 13,128 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography  Art  Pictorial works  Designs and plans  Archives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Publishing director, Director, Interviewee, Translator, Creator, Redactor, Thesis advisor, Other, Adapter, Curator, zxx, Commentator
Classifications: NA2520, 720.92
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Most widely held works about Jean-Louis Cohen
Most widely held works by Jean-Louis Cohen
Frank Gehry, architect by Frank O Gehry( Book )

16 editions published in 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the 1997 completion of what many consider his greatest achievement - the stunning Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain - Frank O. Gehry has soared to the forefront of contemporary American architecture. Long recognized by his peers for his innovative designs, Gehry now enjoys a new level of prominence in the popular imagination. This book, the catalogue of the first large-scale retrospective of Gehry's work in 15 years, examines the architect's unique vision and provides the historical perspective with which to interpret the audacious accomplishments." "Essays by noted museum curators and architectural historians explore his iconoclastic spirit and trace his melding of unconventional materials and forms. Photographs, drawings, plans, and scale models communicate the breadth and complexity of Gehry's work and show how, in his view of architecture as sculptural space, Gehry has opened up a world of new possibilities for architecture."--Jacket
Le Corbusier and the mystique of the USSR : theories and projects for Moscow, 1928-1936 by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

29 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in French and English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disillusion. Heretofore unpublished drawings and texts illuminate controversies surrounding Le Corbusier's urban doctrine in the face of Soviet "disurbanization" and his violent opposition to the early stages of Stalin's socialist realism
The future of architecture, since 1889 by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truly far-ranging - both conceptually and geographically - The Future of Architecture Since 1889 is a rich, compelling history that will shape future thinking about this period for years to come. Jean-Louis Cohen, one of today's most distinguished architectural historians and critics, gives an authoritative and compelling account of the twentieth century, tracing an arc from industrialization through computerization, and linking architecture to developments in art, technology, urbanism and critical theory. Encompassing both well-known masters and previously neglected but significant architects, this book also reflects Cohen's deep knowledge architecture across the globe, and in places such Eastern Europe and colonial Africa and South America that have rarely been included in histories of this period. This comprehensive history is richly illustrated not only with buildings, projects and plans, but also with publications, portraits, paintings, diagrams, film stills, and exhibitions, showing the immense diversity of architectural thought and production throughout the twentieth century
Liquid stone : new architecture in concrete by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

22 editions published in 2006 in English and French and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the large-scale use of concrete prefabricated parts in the 1960s and 1970s, this material has developed new applications and also become aesthetically refined. Scattered throughout this book are 30 attractive buildings, which illustrate and exemplify these developments
Le Corbusier : an atlas of modern landscapes by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

19 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume examines Le Corbusier's relationship with the topographies of five continents, in essays by thirty of the formeost scholars of his work and with contemporary photographs by Richard Pare" (dust jacket)
Le Corbusier le grand by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and work of the influential architect, discussing the influences of his work, the evolution of his design theories, and his legacy on the history of architecture
Towards a new architecture by Le Corbusier( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few books of the twentieth century draw as much attention as Le Corbusier's Vers Une Architecture (1923), published in English as Towards a New Architecture (1927). Its slogans and juxtapositions of temples with machines inspired architects to design housing that met the demands of modern life. This new translation preserves the design and voice of the original. A revealing introduction - including discoveries regarding Le Corbusier's manipulation of images - explains how the renowned architect assembled his essay and illuminates the reception of his impassioned views."--Jacket
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den tyske arkitekt Mies van der Rohes liv og vrk
Le Corbusier, 1887-1965 : the lyricism of architecture in the machine age by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compact overview of one of the world's greatest architects--Le Corbusier. The introductory essay explores the architect's life and work, touching on family and background as well as collaborations with other architects. The body presents Le Corbusier's most important works in chronological order, with descriptions of client and/or architect wishes, construction problems (why some projects were never executed), and resolutions. Features approximately 120 images, including photographs, sketches, drawings, and floor plans
Scenes of the world to come : European architecture and the American challenge, 1893-1960 by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

20 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost vanguard : Russian modernist architecture 1922-1932 by Richard Pare( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Lost Vanguard documents the work of modernist architects in the Soviet Union during the years following the 1917 revolution and subsequent civil war. In little more than a decade, some of the most radical buildings of the twentieth century were completed by a small group of architects who developed a new architectural language in support of new social goals of communal life. Rarely published and virtually inaccessible until the collapse of the Soviet regime, these important buildings have remained unknown and unappreciated." "This book includes seventy-three structures, starting with the Shabolovka Radio Tower in Moscow and concluding with the Lenin Mausoleum. In between are buildings from all over Moscow (where the greatest concentration of modernist buildings still remains), St. Petersburg, Ivanovo, Ekaterinburg, Kiev, Kharkov, Zaporozhe, Nizhi Novgorod, Sochi, and Baku. The buildings range from grand projects such as Gasprom in Kharkov to a modest bus shelter in Sochi, a rare survivor by an unknown architect." "In an essay, architectural historian Jean-Louis Cohen surveys the history of the period, providing a context for the emergence of this startling new architecture in parallel to contemporary experiments in Europe."--Jacket
Russian modernism : the collections of the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, I by David Woodruff( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture in uniform : designing and building for the Second World War by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating book offers a new perspective on the architectural history of the Second World War, which in previous accounts has most often been viewed as a hiatus between peaceful periods of production. Jean-Louis Cohen contends instead that during the years between the bombings of Guernica in 1937 and of Hiroshima in 1945, specific advances were fundamental to the process of modernization and led to the definitive supremacy of modernism in architecture. Centering the discussion on ten main themes, the author investigates various aspects of architecture's mobilization in the war years, as well as the trajectories of individual architects. He analyzes architectural developments worldwide and takes into account each of the major participants in the war, including the United States, Japan, Great Britain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, and the Soviet Union. The book not only focuses on plans, buildings, and technological inventions but also examines the many types of visual representation used for war purposes, enhanced by a rich array of more than 300 illustrations. -- Book Description
Between earth and heaven : the architecture of John Lautner by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Accompanying a full-scale exhibation of his work at Los Angeles's Hammer Museum, Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner comprehensively explores Lautner's full body of work, including his apprenticeship with Frank Lioyd Wright and the culture and geographical context of Los Angeles." "This illustrated monograph includes previously unpublished plans, drawings, construction images, and Lautner's own photographs to unveil the evolution, originality, and logic of his designs, focusing on the atmospheres and vistas they establish and the connections to landscape and fluidity that mark their innovative spatial arguments."--Jacket
Mies van der Rohe by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casablanca : colonial myths and architectural ventures by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casablanca is a city of international renown, not least because of its urban structures and features. Celebrated by colonial writers, filmed by Hollywood, magnet for Europeans and Moroccans, Casablanca is above all an exceptional collection of urban spaces, houses, and gardens. While it is true that Casablanca developed as a port city well before the introduction of the French in 1907, it unquestionably ranks among the most significant urban creations of the twentieth century, attracting remarkable teams of architects and planners. Their commissions came from clients who were interested in innovation and modernization, thereby fostering the emergence of Casablanca as a laboratory for legislative, technological, and visual experimentation. Having studied the city for ten years, Jean-Louis Cohen and Monique Eleb trace, from the late nineteenth century to the early 1960s, the rebirth of a once-forgotten port and its metamorphosis into a teeming metropolis that is an amalgam of Mediterranean culture from Tunisia, Algeria, Spain, and Italy. The extensive presentation of the significant buildings of this hybrid city -- where, alongside the French, Muslim and Jewish Moroccan patrons commissioned provocative buildings -- is drawn from French and Moroccan archives, including hundreds of previously unpublished photographs. Cohen and Eleb focus as much on Casablanca's diverse social fabric as its urban spaces, chronicling the clients, inhabitants, and inventive architects who comprise the human component of an essential yet overlooked episode of modernism
Le Corbusier, 1887-1965 : lyrische architectuur in het machinetijdperk by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

34 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van architect Le Corbusier (1887-1965)
Le Corbusier's secret laboratory : from painting to architecture by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris : Architecture, 1900-2000 by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in French and English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban textures : Yves Lion by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Cohen, J.-L.

Cohen, J.-L. (Jean-Louis)

Cohen, Jean-Louis 1949-

Jean-Louis Cohen

Jean-Louis Cohen franzsischer Architekt, Autor und Kunsthistoriker

Jean-Louis Cohen French architect

Kōen, Jan Rui

Kōen, Jan Rui 1949-

Koen, Zan-Loui 1949-

Koėn, Žan-Lui 1949-

Koen, Žan-Luj 1949-

Коэн, Жан-Луи

コーエン, ジャン=ルイ

Le Corbusier and the mystique of the USSR : theories and projects for Moscow, 1928-1936The future of architecture, since 1889Liquid stone : new architecture in concreteLe Corbusier le grandTowards a new architectureLudwig Mies van der RoheLe Corbusier, 1887-1965 : the lyricism of architecture in the machine ageScenes of the world to come : European architecture and the American challenge, 1893-1960