Le Corbusier, the Art of Architecture
This book presents an overview of the work of Le Corbusier, considered by many to be the most important architect of the twentieth century. Incorporating the most recent scholarly research, it illuminates aspects of his work that are particularly relevant to today's discourse. Seven richly illustrated essays discuss several leitmotifs in the work of Le Corbusier: his relationship to the Orient and the Mediterranean, his interest in modern media and new technologies, his self-staged persona, and the concept of a synthèse des arts, which manifested itself in the typically Corbusian interplay of architecture, urban planning, painting, design, cinematography and other disciplines. Visual dossiers complement the texts, generously illustrating both famous works and new discoveries, such as film stills taken by Le Corbusier in Arcachon and Rio de Janeiro, the monumental wall mural that he painted in his Parisian office at rue de Sevres, and a diverse assemblage of contact prints, postcards, sketches and colour photographs by (among others) Lucien Herve from the holdings of the Getty Archive. A comprehensive illustrated biography provides orientation for readers not yet familiar with the vast lifetime work of Le Corbusier. The catalogue publication contains essays by Stanislaus von Moos, Arthur Riiegg, Beatriz Colomina, Jean-Louis Cohen, Niklas Maak, Juan Jose Lahuerta and Mateo Kries.
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