Vittorio Gregotti [Direttore responsabile]: 3 RASSEGNA: I CLIENTI DI LE CORBUSIER. Milan: Editrice CIPIA, 1980. Original edition [anno II, n. 3 – Luglio 1980]. Text in Italian with parallel English cutlines. Quarto. Plain paper wrappers. Photo illustrated dust jacket. 96 [xlviii] pp. Illustrated articles and advertisements. Dust jacket lightly worn and spine mildly wrinkled and darkened. Interior unmarked and very clean. Out-of-print. A very good or better copy.
9 x 12 soft cover book with 128 pages and approx. 500 illustrations, some in color. The bulk of the journal [96 pages] is devoted to I CLIENTI DI LE CORBUSIER. Under the loose directorship of Vittorio Gregotti, RASSEGNA was an Italian Design magazine underwritten by six Italian firms: Ariston, B&B Italia, Castelli, Ceramiche Ragno, i Guzzini and Molteni. Each issue was devoted to a single designer or theme and lavishly produced, with high-quality reproduction and carefully selected and presented illustrations.
La questione del clitne by Pierre-Alain Croset
Dall-orologica alla farfalla by Jacques Gubler
E i mobili? Me lo chiede? By Julius Posener
La matita del cliente by Tim Benton
Le Corbusier e l'Arlecchino by Pierre Saddy
Una conversazione con Heidi Weber by Pierre-Alain Croset
Il progetto Wanner by Christian Sumi
Il nostro cliente e it nostro padrone by Jean-Louis Cohen
Piuttosto visionario . . . by Brian Brace Taylor
A Roma con Bottai by Giorgio Ciucci
Sul cantiere di Marsiglia by Daniele Pauly
Le Corbusier a Mosca by Christian Borngraber
I clienti di le Corbusier by Brigitte de Cosmi e Pierre-Alain Croset
Sistema parete [Partizione interne per l'edilizia industrializzata Castelli]
Una ceramica per l'interno e l'esterno [La Monocottura Ragno]
I proiettori UFO [Tecnologia per la luce iGuzzini]
Morna [Filosofia di un letto: Un progetto di Afra e Tobia Scarpa, Molteni & Co.]
OSA -- Open System Ariston [Un progetto di Makio Hasuike]
Diesis [Un esempio di coerenza: Un progetto di Antonio Citterio e Paolo Nava, B&B Italia]
Architects, designers and artists other than Le Corbusier include Paul Poiret, Louis Sue, Pierre Patout, Cecil Beaton, Lesgourgue, Jean Lurcat, Jean-Charles Moreux and Charles de Beistegui among others.
Born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, Le Corbusier (1887-1965) adopted his famous pseudonym after publishing his ideas in the review L’Esprit Nouveau in 1920. The few buildings he was able to design during the 1920s, when he also spent much of his time painting and writing, brought him to the forefront of modern architecture, though it wasn’t until after World War II that his epoch-making buildings were constructed, such as the Unité d’Habitation in Marseilles and the Church of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp.