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The Stones of Fernand Pouillon

An Alternative Modernism in French Architecture

This is the first book in English on the architectural work of the influential French architect, urban planner, teacher, and writer Fernand Pouillon (1912–86). Among the essays are ones from architectural critic and historian Jacques Lucan offering a rich analysis of Pouillon’s postwar urbanism and its critique of mainstream modernism and Adam Caruso delving into Pouillon’s use of materials. The book also features photographs of Pouillon’s key projects.

192 pages | 28 color plates, 50 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2015  

Architecture: European Architecture


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Table of Contents

Introduction
Adam Caruso and Helen Thomas

Ordonnances
Fernand Pouillon, 1953
Note on Fernand Pouillon’s Ordonnances
Helen Thomas
Selection of Drawings from Ordonnances

Closed Order: City Contexts
Pantin
Montrouge
Meudon-la-forêt
Boulogne-billancourt

Fernand Pouillon as a Theoretical Problem, or the Internal Landscape of Architecture
Jacques Lucan

Ensembles: Urban Compositions
Pantin
Montrouge

The Stones of Pouillon, from the Abbey of le Thoronet to the Paris Banlieue
Adam Caruso

Figures and Details
Pantin
Montrouge

Archival Material 
Original Plans of Pantin
Excerpt from: Devis Descriptif et Cahier Des Prescriptions Techniques Particulières for Pantin
Construction Photographs of Montrouge 

Catalogue of Buildings by Fernand Pouillon 1948-63
Biographical Notes and Bibliography 
Index
Acknowledgements 

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