Des Canons, Des Munitions? Merci! Des Logis...S.V.P.Le Corbusier
Boulogne-sur-Seine Editions de L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui. 1938.
First edition. Oblong 4to. 233x295mm. p148. Copiously illustrated with black and white photographic reproductions. 2 partly in colour. Internally Fresh. Original boards, upper with photo montage and text in colour. Lower with text in black and red.cloth spine. Upper hinge weak (as often) but holding. Shelf wear to edges but a very good copy.
First Edition of Le Corbusier’s demand for investment in housing rather than armaments, published to coincide with his ‘Pavilion des temps Nouveaux’ at the 1937 Paris World Fair. The plans for this structure passed through many vicissitudes before finally stabilising on the idea of a canvas tube, designed for fast assembly and dismantling (largely by Le Corbusier’s cousin and colleague Pierre Jeanneret)
containing a programme of exhibits prepared by Le Corbusier himself. This programme, in situ, is illustrated in the present volume, along with explanatory text.