This revelatory book is the first to show Perriand's photography, an important tool in her creative process and intellectual development, and a reflection of her political views.
Author: Jacques Barsac
In 1927, when 24-year-old Charlotte Perriand (1903–1999) walked into Le Corbusier's studio and asked him to hire her as a furniture designer, he responded, "We don't embroider cushions here." After seeing her remarkable designs, however, Le Corbusier enjoyed a long collaboration with Perriand, who would go on to work as an architect, town planner, and political activist. This revelatory book is the first to show Perriand's photography, an important tool in her creative process and intellectual development, and a reflection of her political views. Made from the late 1920s through 1941, these striking images, many previously unpublished, testify to the collaborative spirit of the avant-garde movement, in which painters, architects, and photographers worked together to achieve creative breakthroughs.
This volume looks at her early life: her education, her work in photography, her early interest in pre-fab residential architecture, and her years spent working with Le Corbusier at his studio on the Rue de Sevres in Paris.
Author: Jacques Barsac
Publisher: Scheidegger Und Spiess Ag Verlag
Charlotte Perriand is one of the foremost figures in twentieth-century interior design. Together with her contemporaries and collaborators Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier, she created many pieces of furniture we now consider classics, including the instantly recognizable LC4 chaise. Her pioneering work with metal was particularly instrumental in paving the way for the machine-age aesthetic popular throughout the 1920s and ’30s. The first volume in a planned three-part series, this lavishly book looks at Perriand’s early life: her education, her work in photography, her early interest in pre-fab residential architecture, and her years spent working with Le Corbusier at his studio on the Rue de Sèvres in Paris. While most are familiar with Perriand’s game-changing design work, the book also documents her less widely known involvement with leftist groups and her desire for social change that drove her to create affordable and appealing furniture for the masses. Influenced by this and her participation in the International Congresses of Modern Architecture, Perriand turned in the 1930s to more inexpensive natural materials like cane and wood. Complete with annotations and a bibliography for further research, Charlotte Perriand offers the first comprehensive book in English on this key figure.
The second volume in a planned four-part series, this lavish book covers the years between 1940 and 1955.
Author: Jacques Barsac
Publisher: Scheidegger Und Spiess Ag Verlag
Charlotte Perriand is among the foremost figures in twentieth-century interior design. Together with her contemporaries and collaborators Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier, she created many pieces of furniture we now consider classics, including the instantly recognizable LC4 chaise. Her pioneering work with metal was particularly instrumental in paving the way for the machine-age aesthetic popular throughout the 1920s and '30s. The second volume in a planned three-part series, this lavish book covers the years between 1940 and 1955. Beginning in the 1940s, Perriand traveled extensively in Japan by invitation of the Japanese government with whom she worked as an advisor to modernize the country's design. During this period, she took many photographs documenting traditional Japanese culture, many of which are published here for the first time. From 1952 to 1955, a fruitful collaboration with the Ateliers Jean Prouvé provided for the first time the technical means for Perriand to mass-produce her designs while also further improving Prouvé's own work both aesthetically and practically. A number of emblematic masterpieces came about as a result of this collaboration, including the Tunisian and Mexican dormitories at the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris. Covering these important moments and many others, including Perriand's work in Vietnam, in founding the Formes Utiles movement, and in further collaborations with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret,Charlotte Perriand continues the three-volume exploration of this key figure, complete with annotations and a bibliography for further research.
The concluding fourth volume of this definitive monograph on Charlotte Perriand (1903?1999) covers the last three decades of her long career.
Author: Jacques Barsac
Publisher: Scheidegger and Spiess
The concluding fourth volume of this definitive monograph on Charlotte Perriand (1903?1999) covers the last three decades of her long career. At the core is the Les Arcs skiing resort in the French Alps, where Perriand played a key role in the project development. A pioneer of bioclimatic architecture, she oversaw the architectural and urban design of Arc 1600 and Arc 1800 and created the interiors and entire outfitting down to cutlery and china for the more than 4,500 apartments. Les Arcs, an extraordinary undertaking both in sheer size and the extent of Perriand?s contribution, marks the culmination of her research on alpine housing in unison with nature.00The book also features a number of projects?housing and art spaces?between Paris and Tokyo, in which she aimed once more to push the borders of a specific modern, cultivated way of living. It also offers a comprehensive appraisal of seven decades? work that manifests the creative force and vision of this extraordinary woman, one of the most eminent protagonists of modern architecture and design.00Translated from French.
Livre de Bord, 1928-1933 Charlotte Perriand Arthur Rüegg ... ( fauteuil grand
confort , small model ) , second version with slight inclination , from the collection
of Charlotte Perriand , photograph from 1935 ( Photo : Archives Charlotte
Perriand ) .
Author: Charlotte Perriand
The acclaimed French designer Charlotte Perriand (1903 1999) worked in the studio of Le Corbusier in the late 1920s together with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. The famous Corbusier furniture pieces are the result of this unique collaboration. A facsimile reproduction of Charlotte Perriand's 140 page Livre de Bord, her sketchbook during the years 1927-1933, is the centrepiece of this publication. Arthur R egg's introductory essay brings to life in text and image those pioneering years. His precise and detailed commentaries inspire an appreciation and understanding of the richness of each drawing. A 16 page dossier of illustrations recreates the famous 1929 Salon d'Automne and the original furnishings of Villa Church.
Charlotte Perriand on the series model of Le Corbusier , Pierre Jeanneret , and Charlotte Perriand's adjustable chaise lounge , 1930 ( photographer unidentified
) ; Alberto Sartoris Collection , published in the first edition of Elementi , 1932 .
Author: Vitra Design Museum
Publisher: EPFL Press
Category: Architectural photography
Examining the photographic collection that Alberto Sartoris donated to the Swiss federal government, this text throws light on a poorly understood aspect of 20th century architecture, namely the mechanisms behind the creation and diffusion of the 'image of modern architecture'.
Photographs by C . O . I . D . and Karquel , in Alison and Peter Smithson , Without
Rhetoric : An Architectural Aesthetic 1955 – 1972 ( London : Latimer New
Dimensions , 1973 ) , 9 Fig . 15 . Photograph by Henrot , Archives Charlotte Perriand ...
Author: Roger Aujame
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
A tribute to the nearly seventy-five- year career of the distinguished furniture and interior designer showcases both the well-known pieces she created with Le Corbusier and her independent designs, examining the trends and styles that influenced her work.
20-2609 143 v<Community room with smooth transition to the terrace, where
children are playing, 1933; photo: Letzer, ... “Lacerta,” nude photo of a female
skier, 1935; courtesy Walde Verlag 167 ^ Photo of Charlotte Perriand with friends
on a ...
Author: Susanne Stacher
In the eighteenth century the Alps became the subject of a new view of nature, which crystallized in the sublime. Oscillating between fear and fascination, this sensual experience triggered a thrilling borderline experience: travelers ventured to the mountain world full of longing and projected a variety of different dreams onto the "wild nature" that had yet to be explored. To what extent has the sublime influenced architecture in the Alps, from the early days of tourism to the present? Prompted by this question, the author analyzes Alpine architecture in its historical context and offers a critical assessment of contemporary tourism. This is a book that inspires us to reflect on the future of building in the Alps and on our relationship with nature.
Photo Jose Carlos Vieiza/All Rights reserved/Archives Charlotte Perriand. "
Ombra" chair, 2004 (detail), seen from the back. Black lacquered, chromed- steel
structure, removable white cushions. Produced by Cassina (Italy) from a project ...
Author: Elisabeth Vedrenne
Publisher: Editions Assouline
An important figure of modernism in the 1930s, and the principal protagonist of organic design in the 1950s, Charlotte Perriand was a true 20th century pioneer. Although her name has long been inseparable from that of Le Corbusier, in this volume, Charlotte Perriand is brought to a new light as her vital energy as well as the simple, rigorous, and natural forms of her furniture and integrated spaces are examined. Ultimately, this is the portrait of a free and generous woman--with a fascinating and active life--whose accomplishments continue to embellish our everyday life.
Photograph: Yves Jeanmougin 4.2 M. Muller, the baker, puts a tray of croissants
in the oven. It is four ... Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Vienna 4.5
Publicity photograph of the kitchen bar designed by Charlotte Perriand for the
Author: Marcia Feuerstein
How do buildings act with people and among people in the performances of life? This collection of essays reveals a deep alliance between architecture and the performing arts, uncovering its roots in ancient stories, and tracing a continuous tradition of thought that emerges in contemporary practice. With fresh insight, the authors ask how buildings perform with people as partners, rather than how they look as formal compositions. They focus on actions: the door that offers the possibility of making a dramatic entrance, the window that frames a scene, and the city street that is transformed in carnival. The essays also consider the design process as a performance improvised among many players and offer examples of recent practice that integrates theater and dance. This collection advances architectural theory, history, and criticism by proposing the lens of performance as a way to engage the multiple roles that buildings can play, without reducing them to functional categories. By casting architecture as spatial action rather than as static form, these essays open a promising avenue for future investigation. For architects, the essays propose integrating performance into design through playful explorations that can reveal intense relationships between people and place, and among people in place. Such practices develop an architectural imagination that intuitively asks, 'How might people play out their stories in this place?' and 'How might this place spark new stories?' Questions such as these reside in the heart of all of the essays presented here. Together, they open a position in the intersection between everyday life and staged performance to rethink the role of architectural design.
Additionally, quotes from Perriand and the collectors who live with her designs are interpersed throughout the book.
Author: François Laffanour
Publisher: Skira Paris
Charlotte Perriand (24 October 1903 - 27 October 1999) was a French architect and designer. Her work aimed to create functional living spaces in the belief that better design helps in creating a better society. In her article "L'Art de Vivre" from 1981 she states, "The extension of the art of dwelling is the art of living-living in harmony with man's deepest drives and with his adopted or fabricated environment." Charlotte liked to take her time in a space before starting the design process. Her approach to design includes taking in the site and appreciating it for what it is. Perriand connected with any site she was working with or just visiting she enjoyed the living things and would reminisce on a site that was presumed dead. She is well known for the playful way in which she mixed and superposed materials and styles in most of the furniture she created during her career. Nonetheless, one of the most essential influence on her entire work has been the Japanese craftmanship that kept on inspiring her.
The famous Corbusier furniture pieces are the result of this unique collaboration. A facsimile reproduction of Charlotte Perriand's 140 page Livre de Bord, her sketchbook during the years 1927-1933, is the centrepiece of this publication.
Author: Arthur Rüegg
The acclaimed French designer Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) worked in the studio of Le Corbusier in the late 1920s together with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. The famous Corbusier furniture pieces are the result of this unique collaboration. A facsimile reproduction of Charlotte Perriand's 140 page Livre de Bord, her sketchbook during the years 1927-1933, is the centrepiece of this publication. Arthur Rüegg's introductory essay brings to life in text and image those pioneering years. His precise and detailed commentaries inspire an appreciation and understanding of the richness of each drawing. A 16 page dossier of illustrations recreates the famous 1929 Salon d'Automne and the original furnishings of Villa Church. Arthur Rüegg, Professor for Architecture and Construction at the ETH in Zurich, is the leading expert on Le Corbusier's interior design, furniture and colour theory.
"When Charlotte Perriand died in 1999 at the age of ninety-six, she left behind not only a legacy of design known for its beauty and integrity, but also her own story - a firsthand account of the birth of the modern movement. It is a story that charts the arc of a life and the arc of the twentieth century itself."--BOOK JACKET.
This book will explore Perriand's journey from the machine aesthetic to her adoption of natural forms, and from modular furniture systems to major architectural projects such as Les Arcs ski resort.
An affordable, concise survey on the influential modernist designer's interiors, buildings, furniture and more, from a sawtooth ski resort to sculptural chaises longues From the onset of her career, Charlotte Perriand was a maverick who believed in good design as a force for the betterment of society. Many young designers would be devastated by a rejection from Le Corbusier's studio, but when the great architect told her they had no use for a female furniture designer, Perriand only became more determined to prove her mettle as an artist. Under Le Corbusier, and long after she left his studio, Perriand's contributions to both furniture design and architecture demonstrated a unique attention to the organic artistry of nature as well as the egalitarian possibilities of the machine age. Her leftwing populist politics motivated much of her work, from modular furniture systems to major architectural projects. This monograph explores Perriand's most famous interiors, original furniture and architectural projects, as well as her never-before-seen sketchbooks, shedding new light on her creative process and place in design history. Charlotte Perriand(1903-99) experienced the first breakthrough in her career with Le Bar sous le toit, a 1927 interior design piece that predicted the elegant minimalism and utilitarian nature of her future work. Although today she is perhaps best known for her early chaise longue designs, Perriand also created the plans for a number of major buildings across Europe and contributed interior designs to Le Corbusier's Unité d'habitation. She worked in places as diverse as Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and London in her pursuit of accessible design.
505 in the guest room , 1933 move is vaguely reminiscent of the famous armchair
based on three photographs . One of these was an by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand . 20 The recon improvised studio photograph in the factory ,
and was ...
Author: Ellie Adriaansz
Publisher: Nai Uitgevers Pub
Villa Sonneveld in Rotterdam is one of the supreme achievements of Nieuwe Bouwen (New Building), the Dutch branch of the International School of Modernism. The house was built in 1933 by the renowned architectural office of Brinkman and Van der Vlugt for Albertus Sonneveld, one of the three directors at the Van Nelle corporation, who chose to modernize not only the structure of his new home but also its contents--the furnishings, fabrics and household gadgets (in the shower, for example, water sprays from at least ten shower heads, and an electric bell was incorporated into the dining table for summoning the servant during meals). Consequently Villa Sonneveld is an unusually complete example of a house furnished entirely in accordance with the most modern standards of the 1930s, using mass-produced products. This volume celebrates Brinkman and Van der Vlugt's Modernist gem.