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A Wide-Angled Eye

by Charlotte Perriand
A Wide-Angled Eye
by Charlotte Perriand

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Charlotte Perriand (1903–1999) was one of the most innovative furniture and interior designers of the 20th century, long renowned for the tubular-steel chairs she created with Le Corbusier. In the late 1920s, French interior and furniture designer Charlotte Perriand (1903–1999) was at the cusp of her career, just beginning her work as an architect, designer, town planner, and political militant. Starting in 1927, she turned to photography, which was to play a pivotal role in her development as a designer through the pioneering years of the modern movement. Her photographic venture ended in Japan in 1941, when the hope of a better world was shattered by World War II. For Charlotte Perriand, photography was a machine for thinking, taking notes, and stirring emotions, but it was also an instrument of political engagement. Today, her photographs are a revelation, offering never-seen-before glimpses into her creative process and intellectual development. Her photographs express the important themes and questions explored by modern artists of the day, and are part of the vast stream of avant-garde movements in which painters, architects, and photogra- phers—and sometimes all three combined—worked together in a common spirit.

Publisher: Five Continents
Size: 240 x 285 mm
368 pages, 438 colour and duotone illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 45.00
Five Continents
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