My interest and fascination with Le Corbusier began when, as a schoolboy, I was encouraged to collect stamps. I wasn't particularly interested in stamps themselves but one image caught my eye - a French stamp from 1964 showed a very strange building, something quite unlike anything I had ever seen. This, I discovered later, was Le Corbusier's pilgrimage chapel of Notre Dame du Haut, at Ronchamp.
Later, as a History of Architecture student, I came across this building again in Bannister Fletcher's History of Architecture on the Comparative Method - a reference book that was our course 'bible', and a book I still find completely wonderful.
When, in the 1980s, I started making regular trips to France I found that many of Le Corbusier's works could be visited and studied at first-hand. So this was the start of a personal journey of Looking for Le Corbusier - a journey I am still on! I've always made drawings on these trips as I think by drawing something you really have to look very hard at what you are seeing. Here are some examples: