Charlotte Perriand : A Life of Creation
Charlotte PerriandISBN: 1580930743;
Book DescriptionIn 1927, the French designer Charlotte Perriand?then only twenty-four years old?won instant acclaim for her design for the "Bar sous le toit" (bar in the garret), shown at the Salon d'Automne in Paris. The project brought her tothe attention of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, who asked Perriand to join their atelier. There she was put in charge of the furniture and fittings program and worked on such legendary designs as the sculptural "chaise lounge," the "grand confort" chair, and the "fauteuil a dossier basculant" (sling chair). Her autobiography, "Charlotte Perriand: A Life of Creation"?published in France in 1998?is the first mahor English-language volume on her career and personal history. In addition to her association with Le Corbusier, Perrieand recounts her experiences in Russia, the Far East, and South America; she also discusses the projects she worked on after leaving Le Corbusier's atelier in 1937, ranging from a vast ski...
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