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By J.K. Birksted

ISBN-10: 0754678016

ISBN-13: 9780754678014

ISBN-10: 1138251127

ISBN-13: 9781138251120

Set on a hillside close to Cluny, in a quarter linked to spiritual associations and sacred structure (including Le Corbusier's los angeles Tourette), Le Carmel de los angeles Paix, designed via José Luis Sert, continues to be tranquilly unvisited and quietly erased from architectural historical past. Why? This strange convent falls outdoors the normal different types of Sert's structure and has been missed in such a lot courses approximately his paintings. As J.K. Birksted explains, the layout and development approach for this development proved nightmarish, leading to a development which, before everything sight, seems to be 'ineloquent'. this primary precise exam of this development exhibits how the convent and the tale of its production supply necessary and critical new insights into Sert, his structure and his lifestyles. even though, the research additionally opens up discussions on wider matters akin to the relationships among modernist structure and ecclesiastical structure. The layout and building of the Carmel de los angeles Paix (1968-1972) the second one Ecumenical Council of the Vatican (1962-1965), which brought primary alterations and suggestions for renewing the connection among the Church and the altering sleek global and the convent presents an engaging representation of this era. moreover, it deals insights into the attention-grabbing international of the Carmelite order and its particular liturgical standards, and, reflecting at the nuns' lively involvement within the layout and development strategy, it additionally explores wider problems with ladies in architecture.

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