“In this portfolio of 160 photographs taken over 40 years, renowned architect Le Corbusier’s deploys light creating enchanted, emotionally charged spaces wedded to the cosmic rhythm of sunlight and season.”
“Starred Review: The superb, and indeed stunning, photographs and accompanying texts truly capture the sacred and spiritual nature of the buildings and their interiors. Students of architecture and design and Le Corbusier scholars will find this volume important. Highly recommended.”
— Library Journal
“I am a fan of the author's previous books on daylighting and light in architecture and am pleased to discover that he has written a book on Le Corbusier's Chapel at Ronchamp and Monastery of La Tourette.
This book will bring high-quality architectural photographs by Henry Plummer to the audiences of architects and architecture students internationally, lighting designers, interior designers and photographers. The author is widely known for the quality of his architectural photographs and those included substantiate this reputation. This will be a great service, both helping to overcome the ubiquitous low-quality images of these buildings that are reproduced over and over in books and articles on Le Corbusier as well as expanding our visual understanding of this master architect.
— M. Susan Ubbelohde, Professor of Architecture, University of California at Berkeley
“It is my firm belief that Henry Plummer is one of the leading authorities on the importance of understanding the valuable role that light plays in the creation of architecture. This would seem to be of major importance now as we deal with sustainable environments and the role of available energy such as daylight. ”
— Richard C. Peters, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley