February 1, 2002
Le Corbusier became famous throughout the world for his unique contribution
to 20th century architecture. His buildings and projects are internationally
acclaimed and widely documented. Now the time has come to discover the man
behind the architecture.
Jean Jenger, longtime President of the Fondation Le Corbusier, has selected
322 of the most attractive and interesting letters from over 5000 of Le
Corbusier's correspondence documents, many of them previously unpublished.
For the first time a quite different yet authentic image of the Swiss-French
architect emerges : behind the shy and brusque manner, a sensitive even gentle
person is to be found. Full of surprises, this volume not only reveals the
private side to a public figures, it is also the portrait of an era.
432 p., 25 x 18 cm