Architecture Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Winter 2013

Journal or Book Title

Future Anterior

Volume

10

Issue

2

First Page

99

Last Page

102

Abstract

Widely regarded as the most influential architect of the twentieth century, Le Corbusier wrote more than fifty books, nearly all of them with extensive illustrative text. Yet in these books he almost never used the photographs he himself took. Rather, the books are most often illustrated with photographs that Le Corbusier appropriated from other publications, nearly always modifying, cropping, and ordering these images before placing them on his pages. Books made from these pages ultimately formed collections; and these collections became essential toLe Corbusier's promotion of his view of modern architecture and modernist ideals. Photography was at the heart of this endeavor.

Comments

This book review is from Future Anterior 10 (2013): 99–102. Posted with permission.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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