LE CORBUSIER. Furniture and Interiors 1905-1965: The Complete Catalogue Raisonne
The authoritative book on Le Corbusier as an interior and furniture designer
Presents previously unpublished material and newly found facts
Includes a complete Catalogue Raisonné of LC's designs, giving full details of each item
Documents for the first time completely Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand's contribution to LC's oeuvre in furniture design
An invaluable source for scholars, art dealers and collectors, this title presents previously unpublished material and recently uncovered information
Le Corbusier may be best known around the world for his innovative and iconic architecture, but he actually began his eventful career by designing furniture. Bringing together striking images of both familiar pieces—his metallic chaise lounge, his modular rooms—and lesser know works, many gathered here for the first time, Le Corbusier. Furniture and Interiors 1905–1965 is the authoritative book on Le Corbusier’s work as an interior designer.
After he moved to Paris in the early 1920s and adopted his now-famous moniker, Le Corbusier developed a particular interest in équipement, a term he coined for the essential furnishings of a residence. He focused specifically on tables, cabinets, and eventually the chrome and leather chairs—designed in collaboration with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand—for which he became famous. These pieces exhibit Le Corbusier’s trademark metal detailing and elegant austerity. After World War II, Le Corbusier shifted to more functional designs for use in everyday life. These wooden pieces resemble packing crates, evoking a rustic design aesthetic rooted in functionality.
Stunning in scale and scope, Le Corbusier. Furniture and Interiors 1905–1965follows the evolution of his style chronologically, making it an easy-to-use resource for both scholars and general readers. Entire apartments by Le Corbusier are described in careful detail with complementary images. Drawing upon previously unpublished material and new research, this equally well-designed book contains hundreds of illustrations, making it an invaluable resource for art historians, dealers, and collectors.
- In cooperation with FONDATION LE CORBUSIER, Paris
> Arthur Rüegg, born 1942, practicing architect in Zurich since 1971, was a full professor of architecture and construction at ETH Zurich from 1991 to 2007. He publishes extensively on Swiss architecture, color, photography, and design in the Modern Movement, with a focus on Sigfried Giedion’s Wohnbedarf, Le Corbusier, and Charlotte Perriand. Editor/Author of Polychromie architecturale in 1997/2006, Swiss Furniture and Interiors in the 20 th Century in 2002, and Charlotte Perriand, Livre de bord 1928–1933 in 2004. Together with Stanislaus von Moos, he curated Le Corbusier Before Le Corbusier in 2002, and, with von Moos and Mateo Cries, Le Corbusier. The Art of Architecture in 2007. Collaboration with René Burri on Le Corbusier: Moments in the Life of a Great Architect in 1999, Pour Le Corbusier in 2006, and René Burri. Brasilia in 2011. > Klaus Spechtenhauser, born 1969, art historian and Slavist, is a research editor for the Department of Historical Monuments of Canton Basel-Stadt. He has published extensively on the history of twentieth-century architecture and culture and has coedited several publications.
Veste editoriale: Cartonato in Tela Formato: 24x30,5 Pagine: 416 Immagini a colori: 554 Immagini b/n: 313 Lingua: GB Anno: 2012