Although we immediately associate Le Corbusier with the field of architecture, he described himself as Homme de Lettres, or Man of Letters. Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres, by M. Christine Boyer, is a detailed study of his writing style and many writing projects. It is interesting to note that Corbu's building number fewer than sixty, while he wrote over fifty books. This very handsome tome is a brick of information about Le Corbusier's writing and ideas, all a reflection of architecture and society during a time of change.
Hardcover, 782 pages. Princeton Architectural Press, 2010. $31.20 at Amazon.