Le Corbusier. Unpaginated sample book of wall paper designed by Le Corbusier for the Salubra wall paper factory, introduction by Le Corbusier on how to use the color scheme including his sketches for application in interior design, 28 marbled color wall paper samples, 20 monochrome samples (in dense colors), 2 documentary plates, 20 small mounted samples, and 2 cardboard windows laid in, to be used with the small color samples to separate the colors. Oblong sm. folio. Boards after a design by Le Corbusier, bolted cloth spine. N.p. (Basel) (Salubra) (1959).
From the introduction, and in the words of Le Corbusier: "Salubra is oilpaint sold in rolls. It is both fadeless and washable...The use of Salubra gives [the architect] peace of mind; for its proportions of oil and colour are always accurate...All of us, according to our taste and reactions, favour one or more dominating schemes of colour. Each individual is drawn towards some particular harmony which seems to accord with his inner feelings. The practical difficulty is to show colours in such a way that the individual can detect his own 'affinity'. And that is why the 'Colour Key-boards' have been invented." A scarce and important second and final set of original wall paper designs by the versatile architect and artist. Book ID: 31523