Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World is the exhibition catalogue for the retrospective dedicated to the influential French architect, designer and influencer. The book was published by Fondation Louis Vuitton and Edition Gallimard in October 2019.
“There is a whole new world that absorbs our interest, because ultimately, the Profession of Architecture is work in the service of humanity.”
– Charlotte Perriand, letter to Pierre Jeanneret, 1936
The book offers a fresh interpretation of Perriand’s life work and her crucial role in forming the Modernist ethos and form language. Perriand is best know for the Chaise Longue Basculante (1928), which was based on a program established by Le Corbusier for the Church and La Roche villas. The book gives a comprehensive outlook to Perriands work as an architect and designer and her life as a pioneering modern woman. The texts are in English and the book has been richly illustrated with architectural drawings, archive photographs and other highly interesting visual material.
The book has been edited by Sébastien Cherruet and Jacques Barsac, with contributions from international authors such as Frank Gehry, Jean-Louis Cohen, Katia Baudin, and Yoko Kikuchi. The content has been divided into five main thematic chapters: Construction Modernity, Getting Back to Nature; A Committed Woman, Dialogue between Cultures; and Synthesis of The Arts.
For more information about the exhibition, please visit the Fondation Louis Vuitton website at www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en/exhibitions/exhibition/charlotte-perriand.html.
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