Your Cart

Jean Prouv: Baraque Militaire 4x4 Military Shelter, 1939

Jean Prouv: Baraque Militaire 4x4 Military Shelter, 1939

Jean Prouv: Baraque Militaire 4x4 Military Shelter, 1939

$35.00

Seguin, Laurence & Patrick. Jean Prouv: Baraque Militaire 4x4 Military Shelter, 1939

Cl. Galerie Patrick Seguin 2016

Book ID: 100468

Jean Prouv began to design portable and demountable barracks for the French army during the Second World War. After the war, the French government commissioned Prouv 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 prompting Galerie Patrick Seguins tireless efforts over the past 27 years to preserve and promote these important designs. The gallery owns the largest collection of Prouvs demountables, 22 in total.
This volume focuses on his Demountable Military Shelter, and is luxuriously illustrated with archival and contemporary photographs.

80 pp. French/English