Le Corbusier and the Power of Photography

Author(s): Nathalie Herschdorfer

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Le Corbusiers development was inextricably connected to the rise of the centurys most popular visual medium: photography. Marking the 125th anniversary of the architects birth in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, this remarkable book traces the many ways in which he used photography to define and disseminate his work and ideas around the world. This unique portrait presents the architect and his work in six chapters, each by an expert in a particular facet of Le Corbusiers work: a photographic biography; his secret travel photographs; the ways in which the architect used photography for promotion; an examination of his approach to the printed page; an overview of his use of large-scale imagery in his buildings and exhibitions; and contemporary photographic interpretations of his work. Because Le Corbusiers buildings are usually shown in a documentary manner, the candid, personal, artistic and often unexpected images that appear in this volume offer new insights and ways to appreciate the facets of the man behind his works.


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[An] impressive collection of images and analysis.

General Fields

  • : 9780500544228
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nathalie Herschdorfer
  • : Hardback
  • : 1212
  • : 256