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‘Le Corbusier and the Power of Photography’ from Thames & Hudson

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.05.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

‘Le Corbusier and the Power of Photography’, published in 2012 by Thames & Hudson

‘Le Corbusier and the Power of Photography’, published in 2012 by Thames & Hudson

Thanks to our friends at Thames & Hudson, we’re giving away 5 FREE COPIES of ‘Le Corbusier and the Power of Photography’ to Architonic Facebook fans.

 

The draw will take place on 13 May. If you’d like to own a copy of this beautiful book – a must-have for any Le Corbusier aficionado – follow this link and comment on our photo album. To be in the running, don’t forget to like both Architonic and Thames & Hudson’s Facebook pages, too. Good luck! >>

 

 

Le Corbusier’s Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France; courtesy of Fondation Le Corbusier/2012, ProLitteris Zurich

Le Corbusier’s Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France; courtesy of Fondation Le Corbusier/2012, ProLitteris Zurich

About the book:

 

There are countless publications that take Le Corbusier’s approach to architecture and design as their subject. ‘Le Corbusier and Power of Photography’ from Thames & Hudson examines a lesser-known part of his work: it traces the many ways in which the architect used the medium of photography to define and disseminate his work around the world.

 

The Pantheon, Rome, by Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, taken during his travels, 1911–16; courtesy of Fondation Le Corbusier/2012, ProLitteris Zurich

The Pantheon, Rome, by Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, taken during his travels, 1911–16; courtesy of Fondation Le Corbusier/2012, ProLitteris Zurich

Published in 2012 on the occasion of his 125th anniversary, Le Corbusier, who was born in La Chaux-de-fonds, Switzerland, as Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, went on to become one of the most influential architects of the 20th century and a leading exponent of the modernist movement.

 

Le Corbusier’s photo collage ‘Habiter’ (dwelling), Pavillon des Temps Nouveaux, Paris, 1937; courtesy of Fondation Le Corbusier/2012, ProLitteris Zurich

Le Corbusier’s photo collage ‘Habiter’ (dwelling), Pavillon des Temps Nouveaux, Paris, 1937; courtesy of Fondation Le Corbusier/2012, ProLitteris Zurich

‘Le Corbusier and the Power of Photography’ is a richly illustrated portrait in six chapters, each written by an expert in a particular facet of Le Corbusier’s 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.

 

Le Corbusier, self-portrait with film camera, 1936; courtesy of Fondation Le Corbusier/2012, ProLitteris Zurich

Le Corbusier, self-portrait with film camera, 1936; courtesy of Fondation Le Corbusier/2012, ProLitteris Zurich

 

‘Le Corbusier and the Power of Photography’
With a preface by Norman Foster
Published by Thames & Hudson
256 pages
28 x 23 cm
350 illustrations in colour and black-and-white
Hardback
Published 2012

ISBN 978 0 500 544228

 

www.thamesandhudson.com

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