Claude Parent

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Claude Parent

French architect, polemicist and theoretician, Claude Parent (1923-2016) was the first architect in France to make a sharp epistemological break with modernism, beginning in the mid 1950s. Through articles, books, visionary manifesto-drawings and iconic built projects, his work has enabled us to rethink our understanding and evolve our grasp of space and architecture.

About the archives

Managed by Claude Parent’s family, the archives are a source of information and news regarding the architect. The archives also preserve a large selection of drawings, sketches, photos, books and documents regarding Claude Parent’s life and work.

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