- Author : Jean-Louis Cohen
- 96 pages
- ISBN 978-3-8365-6035
- Dimensions : 21 x 26m
This book celebrates some of the most iconic designs by Le Corbusier, the man widely acclaimed as the most influential architecture of the 20th century. From private villas to mass social housing projects, his radical ideas, designs, and writings presented a whole-scale reinvention not only of individual structures, but of entire concepts of modern living.
Part of the Taschen Basic Architect Series this book chronicles his distinct developments over the years, from his early vernacular houses in Switzerland to his civic buildings in Chandigarh, India. It includes an introduction to his life and work and his major works in chronological order, as well as over 100 illustrations of sketches, photographs, drafts and plans.
Through this book readers will discover an architect, thinker, and modern pioneer who, even in his unrealised projects, offered discussion and inspiration for generations to come. For design lovers or aspiring architects it's a great idea for a gift.