June 1940. Charlotte Perriand leaves France on board the 'Hakusan Maru'. Asleep in her cabin, she has a nightmare. Le Corbusier, in the form of a raven, screeches at her : "You will have an entire lifetime to meditate on what you have done to me."
In Japan, the avant-garde and unconventional architect will live one of her life's most important periods. Her immersion in Japanese culture and traditions will be a true revelation for her. This experience will allow her to develop her vision of interior architecture : groundbreaking, unifying tradition and modernity, comfort and modern life.
Charles Berberian examines this key moment in the life of an iconic designer. In a notebook at the end of the book, his discussion with Pernette Perriand, Charlotte's daughter, shines a new light on the hidden life of the artist.
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26 x 19 cm
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Exhibitions, Charlotte Perriand : Inventing a new world