Le Corbusier & Lucien Herve: The Architect & The Photographer - A Dialogue

Le Corbusier & Lucien Herve: The Architect & The Photographer - A Dialogue

By: Jacques Sbriglio (author)Hardback

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In 1949 the photographer Lucien Herve took photographs of Unite d'Habitation, an innovative apartment building in Marseille, France. He sent them to the building's architect, Le Corbusier, who immediately realised that after forty years of searching he had finally found a photographer with an `architect's soul'. Their seminal collaboration is extensively documented in this album of 1200 cardboard sheets of Herve's carefully edited, sequenced and labelled contact prints, housed at the Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris. Originating as a vehicle for dissemination of the architect's work and as a commercial venture for the photographer, these contact sheets now form an extraordinary archive of modernist architecture and photography in the mid-twentieth century.

About Author

Jacques Sbriglio is professor of architectural theory and projects at the Ecole nationale superieure d'architecture de Marseille-Luminy.


Introduction - Quentin Bajac, Expressing Architecture * Introduction - Beatrice Andrieux, The Encounter between Two Visionaries of Modernity * The Apartment Building on rue Nungesser-et-Coli, Paris, France, 1931 * Unite d'habitation, Marseille, France, 1945 * The Claude & Duval Factory, Saint-Die, France, 1946 * Chapel of Notre-Dame- du-Haut, Ronchamp, France, 1950 * Maisons Jaoul, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, 1951 * Millowners' Association Building, Ahmadabad, India, 1951 * Villa Shodhan, Ahmadabad, India, 1951 * High Court of Justice, Chandigarh, India, 1952 * Secretariat, Chandigarh, India, 1952 * Parliament Building, Chandigarh, India, 1955 * Unite d'habitation, Nantes-Reze, France, 1950 * Pavillon Suisse, Cite universitaire de Paris, France, 1930 * Pavillon du Bresil, Cite universitaire de Paris, France, 1953 * Monastery of La Tourette, Eveux, France, 1953 * Philips Pavilion, Exposition universelle, Brussels, Belgium, 1958 * The Cabin, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, 1951

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  • ISBN13: 9780500342725
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780500342725
  • weight: 2560
  • ISBN10: 0500342725

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