Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand

Complete Works. Volume 4: 1968–1999

The concluding fourth volume of the definitive monograph on Charlotte Perriand: Les Arcs skiing resort and her late housing and art space designs



Title Information

Jacques Barsac. With a preface by Michelle Perrot

1st edition

, 2019


528 pages, 446 color and 204 b/w illustrations

23 x 30.5 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-778-5

In cooperation with Archives Charlotte Perriand, Paris


The concluding fourth volume of this definitive monograph on Charlotte Perriand (1903–1999) covers the last three decades of her long career. At the core is the Les Arcs skiing resort in the French Alps, where Perriand played a key role in the project development. A pioneer of bioclimatic architecture, she oversaw the architectural and urban design of Arc 1600 and Arc 1800 and created the interiors and entire outfitting down to cutlery and china for the more than 4,500 apartments. Les Arcs, an extraordinary undertaking both in sheer size and the extent of Perriand’s contribution, marks the culmination of her research on alpine housing in unison with nature.

The book also features a number of projects—housing and art spaces—between Paris and Tokyo, in which she aimed once more to push the borders of a specific modern, cultivated way of living. It also offers a comprehensive appraisal of seven decades’ work that manifests the creative force and vision of this extraordinary woman, one of the most eminent protagonists of modern architecture and design.


Winner of the CICA (Comité International des Critques d'Architecture) Bruno Zevi Books Awards 2020.


Further volumes:

Volume 1: 1903–1940

Volume 2: 1940–1955

Volume 3: 1956–1968

Authors & Editors

Jacques Barsac

 has directed a number of internationally successful documentary films on historic personalities, such as Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Jean Cocteau, and Winston Churchill. Since 2001 he has been carrying out extensive research on Perriand’s life and work.

Michelle Perrot


"The authors' enthusiasm for the freedom-loving visionary is catching." Sabine von Fischer, Neue Zürcher Zeitung


"A major work!" Hendrik Schomburg, Häuser


"A major work that is internationally recognized and praised and that is imbued with an undeniable creative force. It turns towards an integrated modernity, in harmony with nature, but also and above all, the life of an incredibly free and fascinating woman." Philippe-Emmanuel Krautter, Revue Lexnews

"The book documents the creative power and vision of this committed woman over seven decades in the fields of architecture and design." Wolfgang Hornik, Sammler Journal