" 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
What is this "new world" imagined by architect and designer Charlotte Perriand (1903-1936) ? How did she reconcieve our relationship with the natural world and the role of art in everyday life ? The answers provided by this pioneer of modernity seem astonishingly relevant to us today.
Published on the occasion of the Fondation Louis Vuitton's major retrospective dedicated to Charlotte Perriand and her links with the artists and architects of her era, this book offers a fresh interpretation of her work, which was characterized by commitment and freedom. Edited by Sébastien Cherruet and Jacques Barsac, with contributions from international authors, it présents an approach that is both chronological and thematic, inviting us on a journey of creativity through the twentieth century.