Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography or annotated bib is a bibliography (a list of books or other works) that includes descriptive and evaluative comments about the sources cited in your paper. These comments are also known as annotations. An annotated bibliography entry consists of two components: the Citation and the Annotation. 

“A house is a machine for living in. Baths, sun, hot water, cold water, warmth at will, conservation of food, hygiene, beauty in the sense of good proportion. An armchair is a machine for sitting in, and so on.”

Le, C., & Cohen, J.-L. (2009). Toward an Architecture (pp. 151). Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute.

Toward an Architecture has filled with Le Corbusier’s modern and revolutionary ideas on 19th and 20th century architecture. The book is so important that Corbusier’s theories and principles in it are still up to date.

The Swiss-born French architect has likened a house to a machine, therefore he supports the idea that a house is to be a perfectly engineered tool for life. Rather than meaning people live inside electronic things, the idea actually expresses that houses are efficient, and functional tools to help provide for the necessities of life. People live in it, have activities and requirements in a house and no more. In this manner, by associating engineering with architecture, Corbusier argues that decorations are not necessary to beautify since he is aware of functionally designed products of engineering actually tend to be a quite beautiful.

This book is relevant because it indicates how the concept of house has sunk in modernism.


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