A pictorial tribute to one of the wonders of 12th-century architecture.
Photographs by Lucien Hervé
290 x 250 mm, 11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in
67 Duotone Images
A pictorial tribute to Le Thoronet Abbey in Provence, one of the wonders of 12th-century Christian monastic architecture
Beautiful duotone reproductions of a classic set of photographs taken in the mid-1950s by architectural photographer and artist Lucien Hervé, who used the changing effect of daylight to present the building over the course of one day
Includes a foreword by Le Corbusier and an essay by a monk of the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Sept-Fons, providing an insight into the Cistercian order
Elegant clothbound edition specially designed by architect John Pawson
In The Press
'Lucien Hervé's amazing photographs of Le Thoronet Abbey have acquired mythical status in the profession. Now, these 50s images have been excellently reproduced in Architecture of Truth.' (Architectural Review)
About the author(s)
Lucien Hervé (b.1910) is a French-Hungarian photographer, admired for his architectural photographs, in particular those of buildings by Le Corbusier.