Written by Stanislaus von Moos and originally published in 1968, this first comprehensive and critical survey of Le Corbusier's life and work soon became a standard reference text. Now reprinted after being unavailable for the better part of two decades, the book with its straightforward prose, critical views and basic criteria by which the subject matter is organized and historicized, remains surprisingly pertinent in the context of a recent surge of interest in Le Corbusier studies. The reprint offers a substantially updated body of illustrations and chapters are supplemented by a critical survey of recent scholarship on the respective issues.