Le Corbusier – The Graphic Work


  • By Heidi Weber (Editor)
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG; 2., erw. edition (18 November 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3764372184
  • ISBN-13: 978-3764372187
  • Product Dimensions: 29.9 x 1.5 x 24.5 cm

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The well of Le Corbusier’s artistic views inspired a series of lithographs in which the linear elements prevail, because the drawn and spontaneously guided stroke has its individual existence, -whereas the painted line is often applied simultaneously for its quality in providing a coloured effect. The lithographs are strongly related to drawing, -a type of art giving the most impressive reflection of an artist’s originality and his most secret creative impulses. In this respect, not only every admirer of Le Corbusier’s lithographs will find his own satisfaction, but also the general art-lover will be stuck by the spontaneity of these works. Le Corbusier’s lithographic oeuvre forms a close artistic unity, which was accomplished within a few years. Within itself it is sufficient to prove Le Corbusier’s creative calibre. The reproductions in this book give us a valid picture of Le Corbusier’s rich artistry, the symbolic language of which he has set new, everlasting standards.