By M. Christine Boyer
On his French identification card, mythical architect Le Corbusier indexed his occupation as "Homme de Lettres" (Man of Letters). Celebrated for his structure, which numbers fewer than sixty structures, Le Corbusier additionally wrote greater than fifty books, thousands of articles, and hundreds of thousands of letters. Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres is the 1st in-depth examine of Le Corbusier as a author in addition to an architect. that includes greater than 200 archival pictures from Le Corbusier's existence and paintings, this groundbreaking publication examines his many writing tasks from 1907 to 1947, in addition to his letters written to 2 mentors: Charles L'Eplattenier and William Ritter. In Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres writer M. Christine Boyer makes a speciality of the improvement of his writing kind because it morphed from romantic prose to aphorisms and telegraphic announcements. for every of his books, Le Corbusier was once meticulous concerning the layout of the web page structure, the shape of the sort, the influence of the tips, or even the promotional fabric. As a guy of letters, Le Corbusier anticipated to give a contribution to the cultural surroundings of the 20 th century. Le Corbusier, Homme deLettres indicates for the 1st time how his voluminous outputbooks, diaries, letters, sketchbooks, shuttle notebooks, lecture transcriptions, exposition catalogs, magazine articlesreflects not only a compulsion to put in writing, yet a fondness for advancing his principles in regards to the dating among structure, urbanism, and society in a brand new computer age.