Thursday, July 24, 2008

Books: Le Corbusier Le Grand

Phaidon Press has released a new book on Le Corbusier. A spectacular visual biography of one of the greatest architects of the 20th century.

The 700 plus page book includes:

-Approximately 2,000 images and documents, many previously unpublished, feature his major built works, urban plans, paintings, publications, and furniture as well as sketches, archival photographs, and personal correspondence

-Rarely seen photographs and correspondence shed new light on Le Corbusier’s relationships with Josephine Baker, Eileen Gray, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Jean Prouvé, and many others.

-Insightful introductory essay by France’s most authoritative architectural historian and critic, Jean-Louis Cohen, and incisive chapter introductions by highly regarded Le Corbusier scholar Tim Benton

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