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Bruno Zevi on Le Corbusier: another way to an “organic architecture”

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dc.contributor.author Guido, Luca es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-18T10:10:24Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-18T10:10:24Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03-03
dc.identifier.isbn 9788490483732
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/87421
dc.description.abstract [EN] Bruno Zevi was an enthusiastic promoter of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture and theories. However, the critical enquiry and propaganda of the Italian architect and historian about so-called “organic architecture” reveals a major cultural debt to Le Corbusier. In 1945, Zevi published “Verso un’architettura organica” [Towards an organic architecture], the first version of his history of architecture. The title is clearly a polemical reference to Le Corbusier’s book “Vers une architecture” (1923). In 1977, together with other architects, Zevi promoted the Machu Picchu Charter, a document to “update” the Athens Charter (1933). The places held significance: Athens was the birthplace of western civilization and architectural rationalism. Machu Picchu symbolised the contribution of an alternative way of viewing the world. Are those merely examples of Zevi’s provocations? The relationship between Zevi and Le Corbusier is problematic and ambivalent. Zevi adopts the educational and communicative methods of Le Corbusier and his critical writing style, but his interpretation of the French-Swiss architect also demonstrates an attempt to delineate a new concept of “organic architecture”, related to his researches on a historiographic redefinition of the Modern Movement. es_ES
dc.description.abstract [ES] Bruno Zevi was an enthusiastic promoter of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture and theories. However, the critical enquiry and propaganda of the Italian architect and historian about so-called “organic architecture” reveals a major cultural debt to Le Corbusier. In 1945, Zevi published “Verso un’architettura organica” [Towards an organic architecture], the first version of his history of architecture. The title is clearly a polemical reference to Le Corbusier’s book “Vers une architecture” (1923). In 1977, together with other architects, Zevi promoted the Machu Picchu Charter, a document to “update” the Athens Charter (1933). The places held significance: Athens was the birthplace of western civilization and architectural rationalism. Machu Picchu symbolised the contribution of an alternative way of viewing the world. Are those merely examples of Zevi’s provocations? The relationship between Zevi and Le Corbusier is problematic and ambivalent. Zevi adopts the educational and communicative methods of Le Corbusier and his critical writing style, but his interpretation of the French-Swiss architect also demonstrates an attempt to delineate a new concept of “organic architecture”, related to his researches on a historiographic redefinition of the Modern Movement. es_ES
dc.format.extent 21 es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof LE CORBUSIER. 50 AÑOS DESPUÉS es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject architecture es_ES
dc.subject le corbusier es_ES
dc.subject modern movement es_ES
dc.title Bruno Zevi on Le Corbusier: another way to an “organic architecture” es_ES
dc.type Capítulo de libro es_ES
dc.type Comunicación en congreso es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/LC2015.2015.760
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Guido, L. (2016). Bruno Zevi on Le Corbusier: another way to an “organic architecture”. En LE CORBUSIER. 50 AÑOS DESPUÉS. Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València. 933-953. doi:10.4995/LC2015.2015.760. es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod OCS es_ES
dc.relation.conferencename LC2015 - Le Corbusier, 50 years later es_ES
dc.relation.conferencedate November 18-20,2015 es_ES
dc.relation.conferenceplace Valencia, Spain es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/LC2015/LC2015/paper/view/760 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 933 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 953 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela 760 es_ES


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