Marseilles 1945-52, Le Corbusier
A seminal work in the history of twentieth-century architecture, the Unité d’Habitation in Marseilles is the most ambitious and successful of Le Corbusier’s post-war experiments with public housing, finally establishing in built form ideas that had existed on paper for more than 20 years. Its heroic scale and Mediterranean setting suggest a generous way of living, its apartments filled with natural light.
‘The Architecture in Detail series is without question one of the most beautifully illustrated and well-documented collections of monographs on individual buildings produced anywhere in the world.’
— Jury of the American Institute of Architects, 1995
Winner of the Series Award, American Institute of Architects International Architecture Book Awards, 1996, 1997 and 1998
297 × 297mm
Pb c.20 colour
80 b&w illustrations