Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (6 October 1887 – 27 August 1965), known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now regarded as modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, and he designed buildings in Europe, Japan, India, and North and South America.
The collected essays on Le Corbusier by distinguished Swiss architectural theorist Bruno Reichlin, illustrated with rich archival materials as well as analytical plans and diagrams round out the volume. Text in French.
Through the process of redrawing the plans of a wide range of completed projects by Le Corbusier, this book offers a new interpretation of his architectural works.
The Unite in Marseille was a pioneering acievement at a time when social housing in the post WWII years posed an immense problem. Freed from restrictive regulations for the first time, Le Corbusier was able to put into practice his concept of modern social housing.
Le Corbusier Sarabhai House Ahmedabad, India 1951-55 Text by Yoshio Futagawa Edited and Photographed by Yukio Futagawa
This eight-volume boxed set comprises a chronological record of Le Corbusier's work. It presents accounts of his buildings and projects, sketchbooks, manifestoes, images and texts that have changed the nature of architecture.
Le Corbusiers development was inextricably connected to the rise of the centurys popular visual medium: photography. This book traces the many ways in which he used photography to define and disseminate his work and ideas around the world.