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He wanted a pictorial speech that was entirely of this century, based on rapid
interconnection, changing viewpoints, and an adoration of "good" technology,
and the Tower was the supreme practical example of this in the daily life of Paris.
Corbusier's Voisin Plan of 1925 was the most developed of his schemes for the
rationalization of Paris. It developed from his irrefutable perception that the centre
of Paris was too congested, crammed, and old to support the intense motor traffic
The Musee Grevin was one of several places that made up a "Surrealist itinerary"
of Paris : the Tour St.-Jacques, the Porte St.-Denis, the labyrinth of arcades and
glazed passageways like the Passage de l'Opera, the melancholy belvedere of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review