A remarkable compilation of Lucien Hervé's work commissioned by some of the most renowned architects in the world. Herve, who was in fact Le Corbusier's official photograph, was known for his cropped photography, and with his masterful use of light and shadow, he uniquely blew up intricate details and textures into quasi-abstract art forms.
"Hervé approached his subjects seeking not only to document the buildings he was commissioned to photograph but also, especially, to convey a sense of space, texture, and structure. Through light and shadow, Hervé defined the dialogue between substance and form. By delineating a strong contrast between light and shadow as well as placing emphasis on building details, the photographer was able to communicate the depth of a room, the surface of a wall, or the strength of a building's framework."