Le Corbusier Book with Inscription

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Le Corbusier Book with Inscription

4,600.00

$4,600

France
circa 1935

Hardcover first edition of Le Corbusier's seminal La Ville Radieuse (The Radiant City), published by the celebrated review L'Architecture D'Aujourd'hui. A rare volume, made more so by a warm full-page inscription in the year of publication (1935) by Corbusier to his colleague and the magazine's publicist, Honore Bloch. Bloch, along with the magazine's publisher Pierre Vago, accompanied Corbusier on his historic but ill-fated 1932 Mission to Russia. The poetic inscription reads "To Mr. Honore Block, municipal delegate/From a city that could be radiant by posing the problem well and by believing in it/we could potentially succeed, why not?" With a bold Corbusier signature. In a protective mylar sleeve.

Condition
Very good vintage condition with expected minor wear consistent with age and use. The spine and part of the cover have been professionally conserved, and some hinges have been added.

Measurements
Height: 12 in.
Width/length:  9.5 in.
Depth:  1 in.

Specifications
Number of items:  1
Materials/techniques: Paper, hardcover boards

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