Turkish Architecture and Urbanism through the eyes of Le Corbusier

By Enis Kortan,

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4th edition Editors: Translator: 155 pages.

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1 author picked Turkish Architecture and Urbanism through the eyes of Le Corbusier as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Illustrated with many of the sketches made by Le Corbusier during his legendary 1911 ‘Journey to the East,’ when he travelled from northern Europe down to the Middle East, Kortan’s book examines the lessons possibly the greatest architect and urban designer of the twentieth century learnt from the traditional Ottoman architecture of Istanbul and Anatolia, including its poetic relationship between inhabitation and spatial organisation. This book is in Turkish, English, and French.

All these books have reinforced my understanding of architecture as a universal language of place-making shared by all cultures around the globe, and as the richest and endlessly…

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