Kehrer Galerie in Berlin presents an exclusive photographic documentation by renowned Italian photographer Guido Guidi, who in 2003 did a unique reportage on five iconic buildings by French architect Le Corbusier.
The artist, known for his landscape photography, has paid homage to Le Corbusier through an intimate artistic interaction with buildings such as The Maison la Roche, built for banquier and art collector Raoul La Roche, and The Villa Savoye, planned as a country retreat for the Savoye family. In great appreciation of constructed landscapes, the works give an insight into the photographer’s actual aim: to translate Le Corb‘s spacial poetry through a study into the world created by the architect. Guidi uses photography both as tool and as key to get close to Le Corbusier’s work. With no surprise Le Corbusier himself used photography as a mean of expression, and integrated it into his projects to obtain a contrast of real and ideal. In the same spirit, Guidi has captured the infinite cognitive possibilities of sight offered by the architecture, and he unveiled fragments of the architect’s analytical vision through carefully selected details, cut-outs, partial views that represents just as many interpretative segments. The images and collages are filled with visual words and narrative definitions, specifically combined together to encourage the mind to create a whole image through immediate word association, and to invite the viewer to step into the remarkable universe of Le Corbusier.