One of the most innovative furniture and interior designers of the 20th century, Charlotte Perriand (1903–1999) had a rich, diverse career that spanned nearly 75 years and included work in Africa, South America, and Asia as well as Europe. Today her designs, long admired by furniture historians, are eagerly sought by collectors. This handsome, lavishly illustrated volume is the first book in English on this pioneering figure, who created many pieces now seen as classics of modern design. With original texts by leading scholars covering many facets of her work and life, and scores of photographs and drawings, this book will appeal to a wide audience.
Author Bio: Mary McLeod is professor of architecture at Columbia University.