Architecture of Truth

In the mid-1950s the architectural photographer and artist Lucien Hervé shot a sequence of black and white photographs of the twelfth century Cistercian Abbey of Le Thoronet in Provence, showing how the changing light conditions affected the architecture over the course of one day.


In 2001 the Pawson office collaborated with Phaidon on a project to re-issue Hervé’s celebrated visual essay, retaining Le Corbusier’s original foreword, but redesigning the book and adding
new text elements.

Photography
Lucien Hervé

Essays
Le Corbusier, monk of Abbey of Sept-Fons, John Pawson

Design
William Hall

ISBN 0714840033

Book photography
Gilbert McCarragher