Le Corbusier: The Art of Architecture by Vitra
From the Vitra Design Museum, 2007
As a key figure in twentieth-century architecture, Le Corbusier had a major influence on the cultural life of his time. The publication »Le Corbusier – The Art of Architecture« presents an overview of his work, which included not only architectural projects, interior design and furniture but also paintings, textiles, sculptures, drawings and books. Essays of well-known Le Corbusier experts examine outstanding aspects in Le CorbusierÙs work such as the relation of sculpture and architecture, his work as an interior designer, his fascination with new media and the technical object or his lifelong interest in the Orient. A richly illustrated biography is showing the huge creative output of a career of more than 60 years. Based on the latest research results, and on a rich choice of previously unpublished material, this book is a comprehensive introduction to Le Corbusier's work and influences, but also offers new discoveries for the many people already familiar with the work of the »Architect of the Century«.
398 pages, 233 coloured and 267 duplex illustrations