Le Corbusier and the Power of Photography

Le Corbusier and the Power of Photography

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The development of one of the twentieth century's greatest architects was inextricably connected to the rise of the century's most popular visual medium: photography. Marking the 125th anniversary of Le Corbusier's birth, this remarkable publication traces the many ways in which the architect used photography to define and disseminate his work and ideas around the world.

Because his buildings are usually shown in a documentary manner, the candid, personal, artistic, and often unexpected images reproduced here offer new insights and ways to appreciate the many facets of the man behind his works. The topics covered include Le Corbusier's early experimentation with photography; how he employed photography in promotional materials relating to his buildings and ideas; and his use of large-scale imagery in his buildings and exhibitions. There is also a section devoted to contemporary photographic interpretations of his buildings.

With contributions by Norman Foster, Tim Benton, Arthur Ruegg, Veronique Boone, Catherine de Smet, Klaus Spechtenhauser, and Jean-Christophe Blaser.

Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2013
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780500544228
Branch Call Number: 778.94 L4969L 2013
Characteristics: 255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm


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D039755551 May 10, 2013

I have seen a lot of Le Corbusier buildings and I think there may be something to this. There are always interesting contrasts with light and shade, straight and curved, and especially contrasts of scale which are all great for the photographers.


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