Charlotte Perriand, Livre de Bord 1928-1933

The acclaimed French designer Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) worked in the studio of Le Corbusier in the late 1920s together with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. The famous Corbusier furniture pieces are the result of this unique collaboration. A facsimile reproduction of Charlotte Perriand s 140 page Livre de Bord, her sketchbook during the years 1927-1933, is the centrepiece of this publication. Arthur Ruegg s introductory essay brings to life in text and image those pioneering years. His precise and detailed commentaries inspire an appreciation and understanding of the richness of each drawing. A 16 page dossier of illustrations recreates the famous 1929 Salon d Automne and the original furnishings of Villa Church. Arthur Ruegg, Professor for Architecture and Construction at the ETH in Zurich, is the leading expert on Le Corbusier s interior design, furniture and colour theory.