Presenting illustrations gathered together for the first time, Le Corbusier. Furniture and Interiors is a comprehensive account of Le Corbusier’s extensive work in furniture and interior design. As a young architect, Swiss-born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret primarily worked in designed furnishings. 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 chairsdesigned in collaboration with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriandfor 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.
Le Corbusier. Furniture and Interiorsis the authoritative book on Le Corbusier’s work as an interior designer. A stunning catalog in scale and scope, it follows 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 Drawing upon previously unpublished material and new research, this equally well-designed book contains hundreds of illustrations, making it an invaluable resource for art historians, dealers,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.
|Publisher:||Scheidegger and Spiess|
|Product dimensions:||9.40(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Arthur Rüegg was professor of architecture and building construction at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich from 1991-2007. He published widely on architecture and architectural history in books and journals and is a renowned expert on Le Corbusier.
Table of Contents
Charles-Edouard Jeanneret: Decorative Arts, Period Furniture, Industrial Culture
Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret: Learning from Objects
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand: New Furniture for a New World
Le Corbuiser: The Monumental and the Everyday
Furniture and Interiors: Catalogue raisonné
1. Charles-Edouard Jeanneret
2. Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret
3. Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand
4. Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret
5. Le Corbusier
6. Collection «Cassina | Maestri»