The famous architect?s partnership with Hungarian photographer Lucien Hervé, whose original name was László Elkan, dates back to 1949, when Le Corbusier recognised "the soul of an architect" in Lucien Hervé?s photographs of his Unité d’habitation in Marseilles.
The exhibition currently underway at Agnès b. Galerie Boutique in New York presents the photographs Lucien Hervé took on two trips to India in 1955 and 1961. The images on exhibit explore two key aspects of the photographer?s work: the humanistic vision and the architectural dimension. The images on exhibit in the gallery are characterised by the photographer?s highly personal style, favouring high and side angle views and use of stark blacks and whites.
Title: Lucien Hervé: Le Corbusier in India
Dates: May 10 - June 30 2013
Location: agnès b. Galerie Boutique, 50 Howard Street, New York, USA
Immagini: courtesy of agnès b.