Published by Kehrer Verlag, Guido Guidi: Le Corbusier – 5 Architectures sheds light on the work of the legendary French architect Le Corbusier. Consisting of 87 colour photographs by the renowned Italian photographer Guido Guidi, the book presents a collection of lesser-known Le Corbusier sites, creating a comprehensive and detailed look at the work of the master architect. Many of the photos are previously unpublished.
Guido Guidi (b. 1941 in Cesena, Italy) has been pioneering Italian landscape and architectural photography for more than half a century. This series is a prime example of appreciation of »constructed landscapes«. In what became a very personal project for the artist, he chose some of Le Corbusier’s less well known edifices: the Maison la Roche (completed in 1925), the Maison Planeix (1928), the Villa Savoye (1931), the French Salvation Army’s Cité de Refuge (1933), and the factory building Usine Duval (1951). The resulting photographs reveal Guidi's intensive examination of Le Corbusier's work, preserving the details of the spaces, the materials, the colors, and the pure geometry of the shapes. Instead of lingering on the surface of the symbolic, Guidi reveals the traces of Le Corbusier’s conceptions, helping us to decrypt the great architect’s heritage.