First Edition of the Work "L’Unite D’Habitation de Marseille" Which Inspired Brutalist Architecture; Inscribed and Dated by Le Corbusier in the Year of Publication

  • L’Unite D’Habitation de Marseille.

L’Unite D’Habitation de Marseille.


Item Number: 3784

Souillac: Le Point, 1950.

First edition. Small quarto, original wrappers with the dust jacket. Inscribed by Le Corbusier and dated in December 1950. In very good condition with some light rubbing. The subject of this book by Le Corbusier is among his most well-known works, L’Unite D’Habitation de Marseille, which inspired the Brutalist architectural style and philosophy. An important work of twentieth century architecture, exceptionally rare signed and inscribed by Le Corbusier.

The Unité d'Habitation (Housing Unit) is the name of a modernist residential housing design principle developed by Le Corbusier. The concept formed the basis of several housing developments designed by him throughout Europe with this name.The first and certainly most famous of these buildings is located in Marseille, France, and was built in the late 1940’s. The Unité in Marseille is pending designation as a World Heritage site by UNESCO and was designated a historic monument by the French Ministry of Culture.

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