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Cohen, Jean-Louis

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Most widely held works by Jean-Louis Cohen
Frank Gehry, architect by Frank O Gehry( Book )

18 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 992 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
Liquid stone : new architecture in concrete by Jean-Louis Cohen( )

27 editions published in 2006 in English and French and held by 931 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."--Jacket
The future of architecture, since 1889 by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 640 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
France : modern architectures in history by Jean-Louis Cohen( )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 620 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
Le Corbusier : an atlas of modern landscapes by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

23 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 570 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."
Le Corbusier and the mystique of the USSR : theories and projects for Moscow, 1928-1936 by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and French and held by 511 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
Urban structures : Yves Lion by Jean-Louis Cohen( )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in Casablanca in 1945, Yves Lion has been a pre-eminent figure in the French architectural scene and debate for some thirty years now. This book is the first overall survey of Lion's work, describing the key themes of his oeuvre. Urban planning and housing issues have formed a strong focus of his work and are thus discussed extensively. Lion is portrayed within the context of French and European architectural culture and placed in the eventful history of architectural ideals. Amongst the buildings documented within this framework are the Lyons Court of Justice, Nantes Opera House, housing schemes on Quai de Seine and elsewhere in Paris, the French Embassy in Beirut and the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie in Paris."--Jacket
Towards a new architecture by Le Corbusier( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and French and held by 423 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, 1887-1965 : the lyricism of architecture in the machine age by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 422 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
Mies van der Rohe by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction à l'oeuvre d'un grand maître architecte, l'égal de Frank Lloyd Wright et de Le Corbusier. Etude de ses principaux bâtiments, illustrée de nombreux croquis, plans et photographies
Le Corbusier le grand by Le Corbusier( Book )

31 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 70 page booklet accompanying Le Corbusier : Le Grand contains a French/English glossary of architectural terms and translations of the foreign language documents
Architecture in uniform : designing and building for the Second World War by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

18 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 366 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
Scenes of the world to come : European architecture and the American challenge, 1893-1960 by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

23 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 323 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 Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities( Book )

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

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

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 312 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
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 295 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
Pierre Chareau : Modern Architecture and Design by Pierre Chareau( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883-1950) was a pivotal figure in modernism. His extraordinary Art Deco furniture is avidly collected and his visionary glass house, the Maison de Verre, is celebrated, but the breadth of his design genius has been little explored. Chareau linked architecture, fine arts, and style; designed furniture for avant-garde films and chic homes; collected artists such as Picasso and Mondrian; and was a radical innovator in the use of materials. Essays by leading scholars embrace the full scope of his invention, offering detailed analyses of individual projects, the interdisciplinary nature of his work, his Jewish background, his place in the avant-garde of Paris between the wars, and his more recent reception. Extensive illustrations present a rich sampling of Chareau's furniture, architecture, interiors, fabrics, and wallpapers, as well as his own important art collection
Paris : Architecture, 1900-2000 by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in French and English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présente trois constructions de Le Corbusier: Maisons La Roche et Jeanneret (p. 56-63), Cité de Refuge (p. 98-105) et Maisons Jaoul (p. 128-133)
Casablanca : colonial myths and architectural ventures by Jean-Louis Cohen( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and Swedish and held by 262 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Frank Gehry, architect
Liquid stone : new architecture in concreteThe future of architecture, since 1889Le Corbusier and the mystique of the USSR : theories and projects for Moscow, 1928-1936Urban structures : Yves LionTowards a new architectureLe Corbusier, 1887-1965 : the lyricism of architecture in the machine ageMies van der RoheLe Corbusier le grand
Alternative Names
Cohen J.-L.

Cohen, J.L. 1949-

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

Cohen, Jean Louis

Cohen, Jean-Louis 1949-

Jean-Louis Cohen

Jean-Louis Cohen architecte français

Jean-Louis Cohen architetto francese

Jean-Louis Cohen arquitecte francès

Jean-Louis Cohen arquitecto francés

Jean-Louis Cohen arquiteto francês

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

جان-لويس كوهن مهندس معماري فرنسي

코엔, 장 루이 1949-

コーエン, ジャン・ルイ

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