Un couvent de le Corbusier

Petit, Jean

A very good hardcover missing its DJ, ex-library with library stamps, cover as in image, text in vg condition.

Illustrated with b/w photographic reproductions, floor plans and architectural drawings. This volume pays tribute to Le Corbusier’s final building completed in Europe, and also thought by many to be his most unique program: The Convent of La Tourette. The building was built to be a self-contained world for a community of silent monks, and to accommodate the unique and specific lifestyle of the monks, the monastery is made of one hundred individual cells, a communal library, a refectory, a rooftop cloister, a church, and classrooms. The one request to the architect by Father Marie-Alain Couturier was that he “create a silent dwelling for one hundred bodies and one hundred hearts.”

  • publisher: Les Cahiers Forces Vives , Paris
  • date: 1961
  • condition: Very good
  • binding: Hardcover
  • image:  image
  • size: 144p. 21X21cm. 600gr.
  • language: French
  • bookseller inventory: # PA1272
  • price: €15,00