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Galaxy Le Corbusier

Galaxy Le Corbusier. The World of Friends from the Studio in Paris in the Photographs from František Sammer’s Collection

Martina Hrabová

A forgotten collection of photographs provides a unique insight into the community which gathered around the studio of Le Corbusier – one of the greatest architects of the 20th century. Galaxy Le Corbusier invites the reader to the historical backstage of modern architecture.  The author Martina Hrabová presents a set of previously unknown and unpublished photographs which she discovered in Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India. In 1942, the ashram was visited by Czech architect František Sammer (1907–1973), one of Le Corbusier’s closest co-workers in the early 1930s, who left behind a Madras cigar box filled with private photographs. The book offers an intimate portrait of this little known architect and places him in the international context. Moreover, the text reveals the value of friendship and personal relationships which outlived major crises of the world history. As a result, Hrabová succeeded in creating a fresh guide to the world of the leading figures of modern architecture.

First Edition in Czech, English summary, colour illustrations, 211 pp., Prague: Artefactum in cooperation with publisher Karel Kerlický – KANT 2021, 211 p.

ISBN 978-80-88283-61-4 (Artefactum)

ISBN 978-80-7437-343-5 (Karel Kerlický – KANT)


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