75 130 Architecture Le Corbusier
75/ 130 [Architecture]. Le Corbusier. Salubra. La deuxième collection. Basle, Salubra, 1959, 3 title-p. and (12)textp. (incl. 3 blank versos), tri-lingual publication (French, German and English), textills. by LE CORBUSIER, 14 double-p. marbled col. wallpaper samples, 19 (of 20) single-p. col. wallpaper samples, a key colour-plate w. 20 col. strips mounted on lower pastedown (Le Corbusier's so-called "Clavier de Couleurs"), a transparent plastic pocket w. 2 cardboard windows used to show combinations of colours, 3 single-p. monochr. plates, orig. clothbacked pict. boards, obl. 4to.

- Lacks the single-p. oxblood col. wallpaper sample plate at the end; the light blue sample plate chipped; one textleaf rubbed; one monochr. plate sl. foxed in top margin; price list w. annots. in ballpoint (i.a. "Toonzaal fil. Den Haag") mounted on verso frontcover. Binding a few rubbed spots along extremities; horizontal scratch on frontcover; backcover foxed and sl. worn on lower joint.

= Rare and important work on Le Corbusier's colour scheme for interiors, with the use of Salubra "oilpaint sold in rolls" or "machine prepared paintings" as Le Corbusier called the wallpaper that he created first in 1932. The present work was published in 1959 and was based on "plain shades and architectural designs" and is the second Salubra collection formed by Le Corbusier. In order to make a choice of a colour composition, Le Corbusier suggests taking out the large strips of wallpaper from the album and then combining them according to the possibilities created with the use of the cardboard windows and the colour-key plate. As a result, complete copies of these wall-paper albums are rare (only one copy traced on the market at present, and that is a copy with the plates cut-short). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE III.

€ (1.000-1.500) 1000