(i). 42 pp. (ii). Illustrated throughout in b/w. First issue of two (all published) of this periodical of modern art, design and architecture. This premier issue contains a manifesto by editor Michel Aime, an extract from Le Corbusier's speech to the VIIIth CIAM Congress held in London, July, 1950, an article on architecture and colour by Fernand Leger, sculpture and eurythmics by Etienne Beothy, aircraft aerodynamics by Louis Girerd. Additional contributions by H. Chastanet, Jean Gruner, Michel Ragon, Rudolph Wittkower, Max Bill, Siegfried Giedeon and Gillo Dorfles. Bilingual French/English text. Three-colour illustration on front panel - "l'Atelier des Batisseurs" by Le Corbusier. Internally clean and unmarked with sound spiral binding. Texts printed on verso of front panel of covers and both sides of the back panel. Covers are age toned with slight knocks to the head and foot of the spine edge but otherwise sharp edged. Instances of surface pressure marks from the spiral binding on both panels due to improper storage but otherwise a very good copy. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Formes et Vie : Revue Trimestrielle De ...
Publisher: Editions Falaize
Publication Date: 1951
Binding: Spiral Bound
Illustrator: Le Corbusier
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Les Editions Falaize, 1951-1952., Paris,, 1951. No.1 orig. spiral-binding, 4to, 34 pp. No. 2 orig stapled, 4to, 34 pp., inserted sample of wallpaper. Coverdesign by Le Corbusier. Fine copies. Rare complete set of this French avant-garde art periodical which was started by Le Corbusier and Fernand Léger but was discontinued after only 2 issues. The first issue contains e.g. an article by Léger on colour in modern architecture, a report by Le Corbusier on the 1951 CIAM congress in London. Articles by Le Corbusier, M. Aimé, E. Beothy, L. Girerd, F. Léger, J. Gruner, Matila Ghyka. Vol. 2 : L. Bruder, Le Corbusier, A. de Fouquieres, P. Balmain, H. Chastanet, Matila Ghyka, Jean Lutz (Jean Cocteau ou une lecon d'ecriture). Texts in French and English. VG. Bookseller Inventory # A8787