A sample book of 63 shades created by Corbusier. When I was a student of architecture, I had the opportunity to visit some of Corbusier’s architectural work in France. I remember buying it in the Jeanneret house. He often applies color to his architecture since he was also a painter who had a kind of intense obsession with it. His character’s eccentricity is therefore well illustrated in the film “The Price of Desire“; he is very a sarcastic guy in this movie, but his naked desire is strangely appealing.
Some of the color samples are the colors used in the Jeanneret house. The opaque shades, which I felt were a little milky in each one, seemed to me to match the overcast skies of Paris. When I had the opportunity to repaint the walls in my room, I thought about using these color swatches as a reference but decided against it as it somehow didn’t match the Japanese climate and sunshine.