Le Corbusier & Lucien Herve
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Le Corbusier & Lucien Herve : A Dialogue Between Architect and Photographer

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 296 pages
  • 254 x 358.14 x 33.02mm | 2,562.78g
  • Getty Trust Publications
  • Getty Publications
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 1606060880
  • 9781606060889
  • 861,639

About Le Corbusier/Lucien Herve/Contacts

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."

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