Le Corbusier & Lucien Herve: A Dialogue Between Architect and PhotographerHardback
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- Publisher: Getty Publications
- Format: Hardback | 292 pages
- Dimensions: 254mm x 358mm x 33mm | 2,563g
- Publication date: 13 September 2011
- Publication City/Country: Los Angeles
- ISBN 10: 1606060880
- ISBN 13: 9781606060889
- Edition statement: New.
- Sales rank: 729,645
In 1949, the photographer Lucien Herve (1910-2007) took a picture of an innovative apartment building in Marseille, France, and sent it to the building's architect, Le Corbusier (1887-1965). Le Corbusier responded by asking Herve to become his official photographer. This book recounts the creative collaboration between these two groundbreaking Modernists. The author takes the reader on a tour of sixteen of Le Corbusier's most iconic buildings using Herve's edited sheets of contact prints as visual guides. These sheets, which became an effective tool in the collaborative dissemination of Le Corbusier's work, capture Herve's dynamic perspectives and dramatic use of light. His sequencing of the individual prints creates an exhilarating rhythm that powerfully showcases the architect's novel forms and materials.
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Jacques Sbriglio is an architect and professor of architectural theory and projects at L'Ecole nationale superieure d'architecture de Marseille-Luminy. Quentin Bajac is head of the photography department at the Musee national d art moderne, Centre Pompidou, in Paris, and author of "The Invention of Photography" (Thames & Hudson/Abrams, 2002). Beatrice Andrieux is a freelance curator who has organized several exhibitions of Herve s photographs in France. Michel Richard is director of the Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris."