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Charlotte Perriand : Inventing a New World - Pernette Perriand

Charlotte Perriand

Inventing a New World

Hardcover Published: 25th November 2019
ISBN: 9782072857195
Number Of Pages: 376

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Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) was a pioneer of modern design in France during the twentieth century. Her avant-garde vision was expressed in colour, organic forms, and streamlined functionality, elements which are still at the heart of contemporary design today. Her furnishings were created from aluminium, rubber, chrome, leather, bamboo, and above all, wood; their appeal is timeless.

This lavishly illustrated book, accompanying a major retrospective at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, explores how much in the vanguard she was in her use of materials, in her social and political awareness, and in her collaborations with artists, architects, and other designers.

The show presents a global vision of her creativity, talent, and inventiveness, exploring her commitment to women and to a humanist design ethos that took into account the middle and working classes with an emphasis on rationalising costs and space.

This book, with essays by an international roster of art, architecture, and design historians, offers a plurality of perspectives and explores Perriand's creative legacy through the 20th century and beyond.

Book Features:

  • A sweeping overview of Charlotte Perriand's career, exploring the interrelation of art, architecture, and design in the work of this legendary 20th century modernist
  • Includes essays by her daughter, Pernette Perriand, and by Jacques Barsac, author of the Charlotte Perriand Catalogue Raisonne
  • Accompanies a landmark exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation from 2 October, 2019 to 24 February, 2020 on the 20th anniversary of Perriand's death
400 colour images

About the Authors

Pernette Perriand is Charlotte Perriand's daughter and her longstanding assistant.

Jacques Barsac is author of Charlotte Perriand catalogue raisonne (volume 4 to be published). There are also contributions from international authors including Mary McLeod, Romy Golan and Japanese Yuko Kikuchi.

ISBN: 9782072857195
ISBN-10: 2072857198
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 25th November 2019
Publisher: Gallimard
Country of Publication: FR
Dimensions (cm): 30.0 x 27.0  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 2.95

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