Modern Architecture and Design
Esther da Costa Meyer; With essays by Bernard Bauchet, Olivier Cinqualbre, Jean-Louis Cohen, Robert M. Rubin, Kenneth E. Silver, and Brian Brace Taylor
November 29, 2016
288 pages, 9 1/2 x 11 1/2
285 color illus.
HC - Paper over Board
Published in association with the Jewish Museum, New York
The designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883–1950) was a pivotal figure in modernism. His extraordinary Art Deco furniture is avidly collected and his visionary glass house, the Maison de Verre, is celebrated, but the breadth of his design genius has been little explored. Chareau linked architecture, fine arts, and style; designed furniture for avant-garde films and chic homes; collected artists such as Picasso and Mondrian; and was a radical innovator in the use of materials. Essays by leading scholars embrace the full scope of his invention, offering detailed analyses of individual projects, the interdisciplinary nature of his work, his Jewish background, his place in the avant-garde of Paris between the wars, and his more recent reception. Extensive illustrations present a rich sampling of Chareau’s furniture, architecture, interiors, fabrics, and wallpapers, as well as his own important art collection.
The Jewish Museum, New York