Le Corbusier’s homes and workplaces were cabinets of curiosities filled to the brim with works of art, African masks, Serbian vases, industrial glassware, bleached bones, and strangely veined stones. This bewildering hodgepodge of items documents the famous architect’s own special way of appropriating the world around him through objects and images.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Mon univers at the Pavillon Le Corbusier in Zurich, this publication shows a selection from the extensive collection of originals preserved by the Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris. It focuses on identifying the items, allocating them to the various creative phases of Le Corbusier’s career, and localizing them in the various settings in which he lived.
This book is also available in English.