Jean Prouvé Architecture Vol. 2
Jean Prouvé Architecture Vol. 2 compiles five rich volumes of research on the groundbreaking architect and some of his most important structural contributions to the world, luxuriously illustrated with archival and contemporary photographs of the works. Prouvé began to design portable and demountable barracks for the French army during the Second World War. After the war, the French government commissioned Prouvé to design inexpensive, effective housing for the newly homeless, prompting him to perfect his patented axial portal frame to build easily constructed demountable houses. Few of these groundbreaking structures were built, making them exceedingly rare today. Readers are invited to explore the life and works of one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, who boldly experimented with new building designs, materials and methods. Perfect for any shelf or coffee table, this collection also makes for a fabulous gift.
- Written by Galerie Patrick Seguin
- Publish Date: September 27, 2016
- Format: Hardcover