Le Corbusier: The Complete Buildings.
Le Corbusier: The Complete Buildings
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9783791384023, $49.95, HC, 232pp, www.amazon.com
Cemal Emden is an architect by trade who specializes in photographing architecture, interior design, landscape, and furniture. His photography has been widely published in magazines, books, and exhibitions both in his home country of Turkey and throughout the world. In the pages of this coffee-table format visual study he draws upon his considerable experience and expertise to give the reader a visual tour of every one of architect Le Corbusier's buildings across the world. The most comprehensive photographic archive of the architect's work. In 2010, Cemal Emden set out to document every one of Le Corusier's buildings. As he traveled through three continents,
Emden photographed all the 52 buildings that remain standing. Each of these buildings is featured in this incredible volume and are captured from multiple angles, with images revealing their exterior and interior details. Interspersed throughout this visual study are texts by leading architects and scholars, whose commentaries are as fascinating and varied as the buildings themselves. "Le Corbusier: The Complete Buildings" closes with an illustrated, annotated index. From the early Villa Vallet, built in Switzerland in 1905, to his groundbreaking Unite d'Habitation in Marseille, completed in 1947, this ambitious project presents the entirety and diversity of Le Corbusier's architectural output. Visually arresting and endlessly engaging, it will appeal to the architect's many fans, as well as anyone interested in the foundation of modern architecture. A seminal work of architectural photography and an enduring celebration of a master architect, "Le Corbusier: The Complete Buildings" is unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, and academic library Architectural History collections in general, and Le Corbusier supplemental studies lists in particular.