Le Corbusier and The Power of Photography
Artist(s): Le Corbusier
Author(s): Nathalie Herschdorfer and Lada Umstätter
Year published: 2012
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 256
Illustrations: 403 Illustrations, 164 in colour
Long before many in his field, Le Corbusier harnessed the power of the photographic image to define and disseminate his persona, his ideas and his buildings around the world.
Coinciding with the 125th anniversary of Le Corbusier’s birth and the 100th anniversary of the foundation of his first studio in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, this book – the first devoted solely to the relationship between Le Corbusier and photography – brings together contributions by leading scholars and experts on the man to explore his use of and engagement with photography, offering many fresh perspectives on his genius.
From the early pictures he took as a young travelling architect and snapshots of his surroundings, to his approach to the design of his influential publications, and large-scale photographic images and collages for architectural spaces, this collection of insights into Le Corbusier’s photographic eye reveals the scope of his innovation, as well as offering candid and often unexpected images of the man himself.
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