A monograph on the French architect pioneering precursor to the Modern movement.
210 x 210 mm, 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in
90 colour illustrations, 160 black and white illustrations
The first monograph in English on the work of French architect Auguste Perret (1874-1954), a pioneering precursor to the Modern movement
Looks at Perret's projects in France and abroad, such as the Musée des Travaux Publics in Paris, the Church of Notre-Dame at Raincy and other domestic, industrial and urban buildings, and his innovative use of structure and materials
Richly illustrated with new colour photography as well as drawings and photographs from the Perret archive
Includes an appendix of Perret's aphorisms and other writings
In The Press
'Perret emerges as witty, wise and social minded, the deft first user of concrete, justifiably admired by 'Corb'.' (Art Newspaper)
'[An] erudite exploration of Perret’s output … Britton’s study presents a fascinating, authoritative figure.' (RIBA Journal)
About the author(s)
Karla Britton is Director of the New York/ Paris programme of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in Paris.