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Le Corbusier and the Power of Photography

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Le Corbusier’s secret and magnificent photo stash is revealed in this fantastic new book!

Era-defining architect and lover of all things visual Le Corbusier is recognised as one of history’s most intriguing designers. His method of work which saw him produce solid, scientifically accurate structures with a contemporary twist was groundbreaking, and has been well documented over the years in enormous archives of shots of buildings and interior design. What hasn’t been so widely known, however, is that Le Corbusier was a keen amateur photographer and used the camera as a sketchbook to capture not just his work in progress but the inspiration behind his designs. Intriguing, huh? Well, luckily Nathalie Herschdorfer and Lada Umstätter collated these images in an enormous book that is nothing less than a visual joy. A new take on one of the design world’s true titans.

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