December 1, 2004
Planned in 1930/31 in extremely difficult circumstances, it is a minor
miracle that the Cité Internationale Universitaire Swiss halls of residence,
when built, so closely resembled Le Corbusier's original innovative design. The
Pavillon Suisse has accommodated Swiss students in Paris since it was opened in
This monograph is the result of years of dedicated research into every aspect
of the building - socio-political premises, planning, design and construction,
the aesthetic and functional achievements it represents, and Le Corbusier's own
renovations in 1948, 1953 and 1957. It is the first comprehensive portrait of
one of Le Corbusier's most imaginative creations.
The author, Ivan Zaknic, Professor of Architecture at Lehigh University and
Visiting Fellow of Princeton University is a prominent Le Corbusier expert.
360 p., 30 x 23 cm