Le Corbusier
Verlag Gerd Hatje, Stuttgart, 1957, English
Nonfiction, Architecture

Sketches and plans for Le Corbusier’s chapel of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France,

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Christian Wassmann

Almost every book by Le Corbusier could be on my list but this one is off the shelf and on our desks at the Studio all the time. It’s a small book that Le Corbusier designed himself about my favorite building: the Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut. Besides sketches, plans, and sections, the photographs in this book show the tactility of the materials and reveal some secrets one can’t see when visiting the building. It documents the design and building process, including images of the salvaged rocks inside the curved walls. There is even a group photo of the local craftsmen who built this architectural masterpiece.

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