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.


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


"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

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Charlotte Perriand in 1981. © Photograph Pernette Perriand-Barsac/Archives Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé with Pierre Facheux in the background, Arc 1800, August 1968. © Photograph Josseline Rivière/Archives AAM

Charlotte Perriand, Trois Arcs residence, Arc 1600, 1967–68. Aparmtent across two grids. © Photograph Office du tourisme Les Arcs

Charlotte Perriand, Gaston Ragairaz, Cascade residence, 1967–1969. North façade looking west, ca. 1970. © Photograph Vera Cardot, Pierre Joly/Fonds AAM 6J855/Archives départementales de la Savoie

Charlotte Perriand, Gaston Regairaz, Versant Sud Complex, Arc 1600, 1969–75. © Photograph Tom Mauron-Stéphane Ghez/Cinétévé

Bernard Taillefer, Charlotte Perriand, Jean-Pierre Mercier, Hôtel du Golf, Arc 1800. 1970–74. © Photograph Catherine Taillefer

Charlotte Perriand, Bernard Taillefer, Lauzières residence, Arc 1800, 1973–76. Tai-chi course on the rooftop. © Photograph Pernette Perriand-Barsac/Archives Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand, Gaston Ragairaz, Nova residence, Arc 1800, 1976–81. Glazed façade. © Photograph Pernette Perriand-Barsac/Archives Charlotte Perriand

Page 313 Charlotte Perriand, Gaston Ragairaz, Mockup of the Chantel Haut project, 1981. North and northwest façades, with entrance gateway. © Photograph Jean Biaugeaud/Archives Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand, Aiguille Grive residence, 1986–89. Duplex. Living room from the mezzanine. © Photograph Pernette Perriand-Barsac/Archives Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand, Storage unit with sliding “breathing” type doors, 1969. Designed for the Cascade hotel, Arc 1600. © Photograph Pernette Perriand-Barsac/Archives Charlotte Perriand


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