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 Jacues Barsac author of the Charlotte Perriand Catalogue Raisonné Accompanies a landmark exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation from 2 October 2019 to 24 February 2020 on the 20th anniversary of Perriand's deathCharlotte Perriand 1903 1999 was a pioneer of modern design in France during the twentieth century Her avant garde vision was expressed in color organic forms and streamlined functionality elements which are still at the heart of contemporary design today Her furnishings were created from aluminum 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 rationalizing 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 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 Jacues Barsac author of the Charlotte Perriand Catalogue Raisonné Accompanies a landmark exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation from 2 October 2019 to 24 February 2020 on the 20th anniversary of Perriand's deathCharlotte Perriand 1903 1999 was a pioneer of modern design in France during the twentieth century Her avant garde vision was expressed in color organic forms and streamlined functionality elements which are still at the heart of contemporary design today Her furnishings were created from aluminum 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 rationalizing 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 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 Jacues Barsac author of the Charlotte Perriand Catalogue Raisonné Accompanies a landmark exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation from 2 October 2019 to 24 February 2020 on the 20th anniversary of Perriand's deathCharlotte Perriand 1903 1999 was a pioneer of modern design in France during the twentieth century Her avant garde vision was expressed in color organic forms and streamlined functionality elements which are still at the heart of contemporary design today Her furnishings were created from aluminum 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 rationalizing 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