Formes et Vie

Cover of book, Formes et VieFormes et Vie, no. 1, (Paris: Editions Falaize, 1951)

Call number: NX456.5.F7 F67

This journal was founded as a collaboration between French artist Fernand Léger and architect Le Corbusier (Charles Édouard Jeanneret-Gris). Published in French and English, it was designed to define form and its development with collaboration across disciplines. The cover was designed by Le Corbusier, and features photographs of his buildings, sculptures, and paintings, as well as an essay by him. Essays and works by Léger are also featured, who, like Le Corbusier, used many different media to express his art. Though chiefly known as a cubist painter, he also worked in stained glass, film, tapestry, and ceramics, and was one of the most influential French artists of the 20th century.

The first and second issues of Formes et Vie were acquired by ARC to support research in art history, architecture, and industrial design.