Book: “Le Corbusier, Meubles et Intérieurs 1905-1965”
Recently we introduced you to the book “Scandinavian Design” by Charlotte & Peter Fiell. Today we would like to introduce you to one of our favourite books: “Le Corbusier, Meubles et Intérieurs 1905-1965” byArthur Rüegg and Klaus Spechtenhauser. These names may not mean anything to you, but they are two great experts on 20th century architecture and art.
Arthur Rüegg was born in 1942. He has worked as an architect since 1971. He also taught architecture and construction at ETH Zurich from 1991 to 2007. Throughout his career, he has organised numerous exhibitions and carried out various research projects on building, design and modern living. He is the author of several books on Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier. Klaus Spechtenhauser was born in 1969. He is an art historian and specialist in Slavic languages. He is a scientific editor at the Canton Basel-Stadt’s Heritage Preservation Office. He is the author of several books on the history of 20th century architecture and culture. He has written various publications, in particular on Le Corbusier.
Le Corbusier le Corbusier is a Swiss designer and architect and a naturalised French citizen. He is one of the representatives of the Modern movement and the founding father of the “housing unit”. His name is therefore inseparable from 20th century design. ” Le Corbusier, Meubles et Intérieurs 1905-1965″ byArthur Rüegg and Klaus Spechtenhauser presents the work of this brilliant architect and designer through precise and rigorous documentation. Throughout the pages, the authors identify the personality, the challenges and the ambitions of this great name in design.
The book is structured as follows:
- Charles-Edouard Jeanneret: Decorative art, stylish furniture and industrial culture
- Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret: Learning the object
- Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand: new furniture for a new world
- Le Corbusier: between the monumental and the everyday
- Catalogue of furniture and interiors
As you will have understood, if you like design, if Le Corbusier intrigues you, we warmly recommend you to get and read this book!