Le Corbusier: Le GrandPhaidon Editors, with an introductory essay by Jean-Louis Cohen

A spectacular visual biography of the life and work of Le Corbusier – one of the twentieth century's most influential architects

A decade after its first publication, the bestselling monograph Le Corbusier Le Grand is finally available in a new paperback edition. Documenting the life and work of one of the giants of twentieth-century architecture and design, the book presents an array of sketches, photographs, and correspondences, charting the vast and varied output of Le Corbusier, an artist who continues to fascinate those inside and outside the architectural world.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Size: 290 × 221 mm (11 3/8 × 8 3/4 in)
  • Pages: 864 pp
  • Illustrations: 2000 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714879109

Jean-Louis Cohen is undoubtedly France's most authoritative and knowledgeable historian of twentieth-century architecture and urbanism. He divides his time between Paris and New York, where he is the Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture at the Institute of Fine Arts of NYU University.

Tim Benton, a highly regarded Le Corbusier scholar, is Professor Emeritus in the history of art for the Open University, Milton Keynes, England.

"As visually arresting as it is thought-provoking... An archival achievement of the highest order... Essential reading for those with even a fleeting interest in modernist architecture."—The Essential Journal