Le Corbusier’s Eye

Le Corbusier is widely known for his modernist influence on our built environment, but a new book shows the way he used photography to craft and capture his vision. Le Corbusier and the Power of Photography collects the architect’s view of the world through the camera, as he uses the tool as a sketchbook. Another view of the master was recently revealed via photographs – color shots of Le Corbusier himself, taken in 1953 by Italian photographer Willy Rizzo. The rarely-seen images show him in Paris in his studio, with paintings, and in front of a blackboard sketch – all were on view in September at Le Corbusier’s Maison La Roche.