LE CORBUSIER - POLYCHROMIE ARCHITECTURALE (3 vols. in slipcase)
Birkhauser, 1997, First edition, 3 vols. unpaginated, 9 3/4" X 11 1/2", Softcovers on sli[case
'Le Corbusier's "Color Keyboards" from 1931 and 1959.' Meticulous reproductions of Corbu's color palettes, developed for the Salubra wallpaper company. Vol.1: 96 pp. 150 sketches and illus.; Vol.2: 13 sample cards w. 63 color shades and 4 slides; Vol.3: 63 Color plates.
When the Swiss wallpaper company Salubra asked Le Corbusier to design color schemes and patterns for their use--as they did of many famous modern artists--he created two collections: "Claviers de couleurs" in 1931 (43 colors) and the "Salubra Collection" in 1959 (20 colors). Available to the public for the first time, both color collections by Le Corbusier are reproduced in this stunning three-volume set through a high-quality printing process with 13 sample cards, four slide bands and 63 full color plates. Not only is this an unbelievably beautiful book, but also an indispensable tool for all those who wish to tackle color in architecture on both a theoretical and practical basis.