News from Social Sciences & Humanities: the Le Corbusier Plans is available to ISU

Sep 09, 2015 · Jeff Alger

The Le Corbusier Plans, a compilation of all his works, is now available online to Iowa State University. It is the result of a partnership between the Fondation Le Corbusier in France and Echelle-1 in Japan.

The Echelle-1 website provides details on the project including this excerpt:

?The high-definition digital archive collection, Plans, encompasses the most complete store of Le Corbusier?s life-time of architectural designs, based on over 38,000 notes, diagrams and drawings, and photographs painstakingly collected and catalogued by Fondation Le Corbusier. Echelle-1 spent seven laborious years to digitize this superb collection of Le Corbusier?s architectural works.?

At the Echelle-1 website linked above, click on the Online Archive link at the top to go to a description of what will be available. A link to a .pdf brochure with even more information is at the bottom of that page. Initially, access to Le Corbusier Plans Lite will be provided, which includes all the projects but with limited content.

The following instructions will aid in establishing an individual account (at this time, this is the only way to get to the service):

Le Corbusier Plans Online (LCPO) service can be accessed from within your institution's network with a valid email address provided by your institution to your network users. ?Individual user registration is done by following these steps:
1) Using a web browser, click here??and?Sign In.
2) Click on the "New User Registration" link.
3) Enter user email address and preferred nickname.
4) An email will be sent to the user's email address. Follow the instructions detailed in this email to complete the process. Make sure to check your junk folder as well for the key message.

Once the technical details are final, access to the Le Corbusier Plans will be available from the Article Indexes & Databases page on the Library?s website. Bookmark the URL from the directions above. Enjoy!