Pierre Chareau T1
biographie, expositions, mobilier


Creator and architect of the emblematic Maison de verre in Paris, Pierre Chareau left behind him a rich and coherent work, a “Chareau style” which places him as much in the modernist current as in an avant-garde thought which embraces a world of new shapes and materials. This first volume looks back on his biography, his decisive encounters with artistic movements, cubism, primitive arts, as well as with leading personalities, Nicolas de Staël, Jeanne Bucher, Jacques Lipchitz, Pablo Picasso, Rose Adler, Max Jacob, Jean Lurçat , Rob Mallet-Stevens… who remained faithful to him throughout his short life. It traces his career, from his beginnings as a draftsman at Waring & Gillow to his rise as an independent model designer; he details his participation in the Salons d’Automne, Salons des artistes décorateurs, the group of 5 as well as the UAM which dictate the “la” of this modernity which makes the rest of the world vibrate, his collaborations on the sets of films by Marcel L ‘Herbarium as well as his departure for the United States in 1940. It also allows you to discover the collector and the gallery owner, surrounded by artists such as Braque, Ernst, Gris, Léger, Lurçat, Masson, Modigliani, Motherwell, de Staël… The Boutique he created with his wife Dollie, rue du Cherche-Midi, exhibits, in addition to his own works, the creations they edit: fabrics by Hélène Henry, carpets by Jean Burkhalter or Charchoune… Richly illustrated with nearly 500 visuals, this first volume finally offers, based in particular on several iconographic collections (Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris, Moma, New York), a complete synthesis of its production of furniture and lighting.

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  • Size

    3.2 x 31.2 cm

  • Editor

    Norma éditions

  • Weight

    2300 gr

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