Schirmer/Mosel , 2014
Eileen Gray started her career as a lacquer artist in Paris creating new furniture and living accessories with striking colors and understated shapes. Remaining stalwartly independent, Gray developed an opulent, luxuriant take on geometric forms and industrially produced materials. Her Bibendum chair and E-1027 table today are familiar icons across the world; the ship-shaped home she designed and built on a cliff near Monaco was hailed as a triumph of deluxe modern living; her Dragon chair fetched $28 million at a YSL sale. Her flamboyant beauty captured by photographer Berenice Abbott made her an admired figure among American expatriates such as Gertrude Stein and William Somerset Maugham. Her archives bombed during World War II, she was largely forgotten when one-time peers like Le Corbusier were lionized as visionaries. Rediscovered in 1960, she is today a celebrated pioneer of modern design.
English - 360 Pages - 19.7 cm x 3.33 cm x 23 cm - 1.23 Kg
Thames & Hudson, 2020
One of the most iconic examples of 20th-century Danish design is the PH lamp, designed by Poul Henningsen in 1925. Combining functionalism with aesthetic innovation, the lamp’s sleek and economical design won a gold medal at that year’s International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris. Taking this lamp as its point of departure, Danish Lights examines the histories of 100 lamp designs dating back to the 19th century. By way of its individual case studies, the book provides a detailed survey of the development of lamp design in Denmark, beginning with the advent of oil and gas lamps through to the adoption of incandescent bulbs—the latter of which are associated with some of the most distinctively Danish designs. With over 300 illustrations, the book traces the history of Danish design’s emphasis on ambience in lighting, due to lighting’s important role in promoting hygge—the concept of a “warm and cozy” atmosphere prominent in Denmark. The centrality of the aesthetic of light in hygge, typified by candlelight, led many of the designers in this book to rethink their adherence to the Nordic functionalist design principle—known as funkis design in Denmark—by emphasizing the crucial quality of hygge in the design of their lamps. This book, the first to focus on Danish lamps, features many of the country’s most prominent designers. In addition to Henningsen, other figures surveyed include Arne Jacobsen (himself the designer of a well-known lamp bearing his initials) and Verner Panton.
English - 272 Pages - 20.4 cm x 2.8 cm x 30.6 cm - 1.4 Kg
Vignal marion/ branzi andrea
Présentation des projets les plus emblématiques de l'architecte d'intérieur parisien, entre modernité et classicisme.
French - 240 Pages - 26 cm x 3.2 cm x 33.7 cm – 2 Kg
Place des Victoires, 2020
Des années 1890 jusqu'en 1910, un mouvement artistique se développe à travers toute l'Europe. En France comme en Belgique, on le nomme l'Art nouveau.En opposition à l'académisme, les artistes préconisent le retour aux méthodes de production artisanale et le mélange des arts nobles (peinture, sculpture) et mineurs (art décoratif). Ils sont également à la recherche d'une cohérence globale entre l’œuvre, son usage et le lieu de son exposition. Ils puisent leur inspiration dans la nature, reproduisant des lignes fluides et organiques et ont recours à de nouvelles technologies et matériaux développés par l'industrie. Vous explorerez dans cet ouvrage tous les domaines touchés par l'art nouveau : architecture, peinture, mobilier, graphisme et joaillerie. Vous y trouverez également une présentation des plus grandes figures de ce mouvement.
French - 515 Pages - 20.2 cm x 3.2 cm x 21.6 - 1.2 Kg
Naima Jornod, J -P K Jornod
over 800 mostly color illustrations - the catalogue raisonné of the painted works of Swiss architect and artist Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier (1887-1965) - also, repros. of letters & documents, voyage to the East, showings, auctions, biblio., indexes and much more
Italian/French - 1180 Pages - 26 cm x 11 cm x 36.8 cm – 8 Kg