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Polychromie architecturale: Le Corbusier’s clavier de couleurs (3rd edition)

Author: Arthur Rüegg. Samples made with authentic kt.COLOR paint colors. Le Corbusier designed two color collections for the Swiss wallpaper manufacturer Salubra. He selected 43 shades for the color keyboards dated 1931, and another 20 for the collection dated 1959. In 1931, he did not simply line up colors, he organized 12 groups of colors to create harmonic combinations, relying on his experience as a painter to do so. Three to five shades could be isolated and viewed with a slider. The second collection, dated 1959, showed mostly brighter colors. These were placed on a single keyboard so that each color could be combined with any of the others. The keyboards were precisely reproduced using sophisticated screen printing techniques. Le Corbusier specialist Arthur Rüegg discusses the color keyboards and their meaning to color and architecture in this third edition.

ISBN: 978-3-764374754 d/f/e 25.4 x 6.6 x 29.5 cm hardback with sleeve - 174 pages with 13 keyboards and 63 full-size colour samples.

€ 350.00 *


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