Pierre Chareau: Architect and Craftsman
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Publisher: Rizzoli International Publication
Author: Marc Velley, Kenneth Frampton
Format: Hardcover with illustrated dust jacket, 345 pages, 377 illustrations, text in English and French.
Condition: Used, very good.
A comprehensive survey examining the furniture designed by the French architect and discusses the role of furniture in his interior designs 345 pages with 377 illustrations, 28 in color vintage and contemporary color photographs, line diagrams and scaled building plans of buildings by Pierre Chareau. "Chareau's Maison de Verre, built in Paris in 1920s, is among the most universally acknowledged architectural masterpieces of our century. It has even engendered a cult with its own fan club- Friends of the Maison de Verre- and because of its unique style and complexity its admireers range from functionalists to post modernists. In fact, Chareau's entire output of buildings and furniture is difficult to classify, which perhaps explains why this book is the first comprehensive publication about his life and work, and thus fills a signifcant gap int he history of twentieth-century design.".