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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 zone linked to spiritual associations and sacred structure (including Le Corbusier's los angeles Tourette), Le Carmel de l. a. Paix, designed by way of José Luis Sert, is still tranquilly unvisited and quietly erased from architectural heritage. Why? This strange convent falls outdoor the traditional different types of Sert's structure and has been ignored in such a lot guides approximately his paintings. As J.K. Birksted explains, the layout and development procedure for this development proved nightmarish, leading to a development which, first and foremost sight, seems to be 'ineloquent'. this primary distinctive exam of this development exhibits how the convent and the tale of its construction provide necessary and critical new insights into Sert, his structure and his lifestyles. even if, the learn additionally opens up discussions on wider topics corresponding to the relationships among modernist structure and ecclesiastical structure. The layout and building of the Carmel de l. a. Paix (1968-1972) the second one Ecumenical Council of the Vatican (1962-1965), which brought basic alterations and recommendations for renewing the connection among the Church and the altering sleek international and the convent presents an engaging representation of this era. moreover, it deals insights into the attention-grabbing global of the Carmelite order and its particular liturgical requisites, and, reflecting at the nuns' energetic involvement within the layout and building procedure, it additionally explores wider problems with ladies in architecture.

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