© Lucien Herve
Vintage Silver Gelatin Print
21 x 13 cm
Hervé worked very closely with the infamous Le Corbusier, on one occasion taking over 650 pictures in one day when he first encountered a particular structure. He had an equally powerful effect on Le Corbusier, who re-drew some of his original plans after finding that Herve had shown him a completely different view through his photographs. He wrote to Hervé pronouncing him to have “ the soul of an architect”.
Le Corbusier — The Art of Architecture, the first major survey in London of the internationally renowned architect in more than 20 years begins at the Barbican on the 19th February. Images by Lucien Hervé from our October 2008 exhibition 'Soul of an Architect' will be part of the exhibition. A limited number of prints are still available- please contact the gallery for details.