« Rupture & Imbernon bookshop has been located behind the vertical sun breakers, at the 3rd floor of l'Unité d'habitation of Le Corbusier in Marseille since 2001. Specialising in architecture, urbanism, and arts of the 20th and 21st centuries, it offers an international selection of references works, including those of and about Le Corbusier. »
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« The bookstore, created in July 2002 following the creation of a window and a door, typically overlooking the famous Jardin d'Hiver of the Unité d’Habitation, highlights its logical choices.
It offers a broad selection of works by and about Le Corbusier, as well as rare books, sold out or not, new or used, and many from
extensive catalogues of foreign publishers. It also offers adult literature and youth albums that tell stories of architecture, drawings and paintings.
Many books in foreign languages are available at our bookshop, to satisfy international clients, as well as professional or those simply curious to discover, on a scale, the Housing Unit, a reference to a worldwide reputation of modern architecture. »
The only independent bookstore in a UNESCO site !