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Cohen, Jean-Louis

Works: 464 works in 1,413 publications in 6 languages and 15,552 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography  Art  Reference works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Contributor, Director, Interviewee, Creator, Thesis advisor, Translator, Other, Redactor, Opponent, Curator, Adapter, zxx, Commentator, 958, 956
Classifications: NA1053.J4, 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 held by 985 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 )

35 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in French and English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soon met with disappointment. Soviet authorities rejected his urban plan for Moscow, which laid the groundwork for the "Ville Radieuse" (1930) and included designs for the 1932 Palace of Soviet competition. In this detailed, colorful account of the vicissitudes of Le Corbusier's Soviet adventure, translated from the French, Jean-Louis Cohen brings to light a whole cycle of transformations in the architect's project and design strategies while providing new
The future of architecture, since 1889 by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truly far-ranging - both conceptually and geographically - The Future of Architecture Since 1889 is a history that will shape future thinking about this period for years to come. Jean-Louis Cohen 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 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 history is 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
Le Corbusier : an atlas of modern landscapes by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

22 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume examines Le Corbusier's relationship with the topographies of five continents, in essays by thirty of the foremost scholars of his work and with contemporary photographs by Richard Pare"--Jacket
Liquid stone : new architecture in concrete by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

18 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Liquid Stone architects, engineers, and scholars explore the changing nature of concrete from both technical and aesthetic perspectives. More than thirty buildings by leading international architects such as Jean Nouvel, Herzog & de Meuron, Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Norman Foster, and Santiago Calatrava demonstrate through detailed descriptions, photographs, and technical drawings the remarkable new architectural and engineering accomplishments taking form at present and the promising future of this dynamic medium."--BOOK JACKET
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

34 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Corbusier came of age at the time when cars and planes were becoming a common means of transportation, thus he was one of the first professional architects to ply his trade on several continents at once. This book brings together his finest work
Toward an architecture by Le Corbusier( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 384 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
Le Corbusier le grand by Le Corbusier( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Corbusier (1887-1965) is one of the giants of twentieth-century architecture and design. Born Charles Edouard Jeanneret in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the self-named Le Corbusier was not only the creator of some of the most important and impressive buildings of the last century--Villa Savoye at Poissy, the Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut at Ronchamp, the Parliament Building in Chandigarh, India--he was also an accomplished painter, sculptor, furniture designer, urbanist, and author. His work and social theories continue to be a dominant force in the world of architecture and design, while his elegant bearing, typified by his round black eyeglasses, which are still today a signature look for architects around the world, helped cast him as an heroic figure out of Ayn Rand's novel The Fountainhead. Drawing on an array of archival material, including sketches, photographs, and correspondences, Le Corbusier Le Grand depicts in roughly chronological order not only the vast and varied output of Le Corbusier, but also the major events, people, and forces that shaped the life of an artist who continues to fascinate those in and outside the architectural world
Architecture in uniform : designing and building for the Second World War by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 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
The lost vanguard : Russian modernist architecture 1922-1932 by Richard Pare( Book )

18 editions published in 2007 in 4 languages and held by 340 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
Scenes of the world to come : European architecture and the American challenge, 1893-1960 by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

21 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian modernism : the collections of the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, I by David Woodruff( Book )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mies van der Rohe by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between earth and heaven : the architecture of John Lautner by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 310 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"--Book jacket
Le Corbusier's secret laboratory : from painting to architecture by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, had an unparalleled influence on the design, function and construction of twentieth-century buildings, both public and residential. In addition, he was an artist and designer--an aspect of his creativity which was somewhat eclipsed by his architectural renown. Le Corbusier had originally intended to be a painter and his early studies were primarily focused on art and decoration. For more than five decades, Le Corbusier oscillated between contradictory poles: his fascination with mechanical objects on the one hand, and his search for poetic form on the other. The intermingling of his more private aesthetic pursuits and his more public works took place in his "secret laboratory," inside his artist's studio. This volume consolidates the diverse facets of his oeuvre, offering a more complete understanding of his paintings, drawings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, architectural sketches and plans--as well as his books and photographs. In tying together these disparate strands, we gain greater insight into the path of his overall creative evolution. This unified overview is revealing both for scholars of Le Corbusier's work and for all those seeking a better understanding of this exceptionally talented and significant historical figure. The book's five chapters cover a wide spectrum, ranging from the purist paintings and early villas to Le Corbusier's later reinterpretation of his values and his final works. Perhaps the most important visionary of modern architecture, the Swiss-born Le Corbusier (1887-1965) broke new ground in reimagining residences, workplaces and urban environments--aiming to provide an enhanced quality of life for all--especially for the poorer classes. Prolific and an enthusiastic traveler, his work can be found at locations throughout Europe, India and America
Casablanca : colonial myths and architectural ventures by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Swedish and held by 251 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
Paris : Architecture, 1900-2000 by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in French and English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France : modern architectures in history by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France played a central role in the emergence and development of modernism across a variety of disciplines, with its architects in particular creating some of the most iconic buildings of the twentieth century. Yet few histories have attempted to grapple with the continuities and breaks in France’s architecture since 1900,particularly against the broader international background. Jean-Louis Cohen’s 'France' is the first book to present a complete narrative of the unfolding of architectural modernity in France, dealing both with the buildings and the political and critical frameworks surrounding them
Urban textures : Yves Lion by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cohen, J.-L.

Cohen, J.L. 1949-

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

Cohen, Jean-Louis 1949-

Jean-Louis Cohen

Jean-Louis Cohen architecte français

Jean-Louis Cohen arquitecte francès

Jean-Louis Cohen arquitecto francés

Jean-Louis Cohen Frans kunsthistoricus

Jean-Louis Cohen französischer 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

코엔, 장 루이 1949-

コーエン, ジャン・ルイ

English (299)

French (41)

German (12)

Italian (9)

Spanish (4)

Swedish (1)

Le Corbusier and the mystique of the USSR : theories and projects for Moscow, 1928-1936The future of architecture, since 1889Liquid stone : new architecture in concreteLudwig Mies van der RoheLe Corbusier, 1887-1965 : the lyricism of architecture in the machine ageToward an architectureLe Corbusier le grandArchitecture in uniform : designing and building for the Second World War