Vol.3, Oeuvre complete 1934 - 1938 , 4e edition, Vol. 4, Oeuvre complete 1938-1946, Troisieme edition, Vol. 5, Oeuvre complete 1946-1952, Deuxieme edition, Vol. 6, Oeuvre complete 1952-1977, Vol. 7, Oeuvre complete 1957-1965. Texts by Le Corbusier, Max Bill, Oscar Niemeyer, Hans Girsberger , W. Boesiger etc. .
Le Corbusier & P. Jeanneret.
Price: 800.00 USD
Zurich and New York: Editions Girsberger and George Wittenborn, 1951 - 1965. oblong 4to. Vol.3, 176 pp. Vol. 4. 207 pp. Vol. 5, 252 pp. Vol.6, 223 pp. Vol. 7, 239 pp. 5 volumes. Profusely illus. in color & b/w. "Vol. 7, 1965: Almost 40 years ago, when the first volume in this series appeared, not one of us, neither Le Corbusier nor the editor and publisher thought that the"Oeuvre complete" would eventually encompass seven volumes. That this was possible was due to two facts. Firstly of course Le corbusier himself........and secondly, chance had it that at that time a young architect enthusiastically tackled the task to introduce Le Corbusier's works to the world. In 1929, after a year of apprenticeship in Le Corbusier's office, Willy Boesiger together with his friend Oscar Stonorov undertook to collect the works of his then 42 year old honored master. The book appeared in my newly founded publishing house..... to Willy Boesiger - whowould never dream pf publicizing his own architectural works - do the publishers extend their heartfelt thanks. .... As these lines are about to go into print, news reaches me that today the 27th August 1965 Le Corbusier died of a heart attack while swimming in the sea off Cap Martin. Thus this seventh volume will inevitably be the last of his"Oeuvre complete". Hans Girsberger. 5 of the 7 volumes of the complete works of Le Corbusier in almost new condition. A stunning set of the work of this magesterial architect of the 20th century. Bindings in fine condition . previous owner's discrete stamp on front pastedowns. Internally fine.