One of the most innovative furniture and interior designers of the 20th century, Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) has long been renowned for the tubular-steel chairs she created with Le Corbusier. But she had a rich, diverse career that spanned nearly 75 years and included work in Africa, South America and Asia, as well as Europe. Her independent designs are eagerly sought by collectors. Perriand's long career embraced Art Deco, machine-age modernism, the organic rusticity of the 1930s, serially produced metal and wood furniture in the '50s and '60s, and plastic and prefabricated units in the '70s. This volume contains texts by leading scholars covering many facets of her work and life, and scores of photographs and drawings.
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Mary McLeod is a professor of architecture at Columbia University. Esther da Costa Meyer is a professor of architectural history at Princeton University. Joan Ockman is director of the Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia University. Arthur Ruegg is an architect and a professor of architecture at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
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