Le Corbusier's Unité

Le Corbusier, Letter to Louis Sciarli, 1960, DM 1602.1 – Drawing Matter

Le Corbusier (1887–1965), Letter to Louis Sciarli, 1960.

This letter from Le Corbusier, to Marseille photographer Louis Sciarli, responds to a request from Elle magazine for photographs of the school on the rooftop of the Unité. Le Corbusier includes a drawing that instructs the unfortunate photographer as to exactly how he would like the children to be posed.

M. Sciarli did his best, and kept the letter in his archive.

Le Corbusier, Rooftop, Unite d'habitation, Marseille, 1960, DM 1602 – Drawing Matter

Le Corbusier (1887–1965), Rooftop, Unité d’habitation, Marseille, 1960. Ink on tracing paper, 270 × 415 mm.

Louis Sciarli, Schoolchildren, Unite d'habitation, Marseille, 1960, DM 1602.2 – Drawing Matter

Louis Sciarli. Schoolchildren, Unité d’habitation, Marseille, 1960. Silver print, 240 × 180 mm.

Louis Sciarli, Schoolchildren, Unité d'habitation, Marseille, 1960, DM 1602.3 IN SET – Drawing Matter

Louis Sciarli. Schoolchildren, Unité d’habitation, Marseille, 1960. Silver print, 130 × 180 mm.