Often associated with manifestos rather than the less incendiary coffee-table book, legendary French/Swiss architect, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (aka Le Corbusier) was also an active painter with a keen eye for the graphic arts, which he demonstrated by designing over 40 books during his lifetime. A genius at self-publicity, many of those publications promoted his proposals and pedantry. In fact, Le Corbusier considered books an essential part of his output. Design historian, Catherine de Smet, traces the process by which his books emerged, presenting the architect as a book artist. Published by Lars Muller.