Jean Michel Frank
Jean-Michel Frank (1895-1941) is a mythical figure in the decorative arts. His style described as "poor luxury" is just as paradoxical as his life between parties and solitude, with loyal friendships for poets, artists who were decisive in the development of his aesthetic, but also his clients, people of the world of fashion or intellectuals. Forcing them to get rid of their objects, their paintings and their carpets, Frank invented for them places conducive to meditation and dreams, furniture of perfect simplicity, close to a French neoclassicism stripped of its ornaments. Indifferent to the great debates of the first half of a twentieth century, Jean-Michel Frank did not seek to build a new world or to cling to a nostalgic past. With elegance, he broke conventions, cleaned up the places of their history. Perhaps it is this mixture of lightness and rigor, of dreams and poetry, this very current diversion of objects and materials that have led so many decorators and contemporary designers to claim him.
French - 399 Pages - 24.2 cm x 3.5 cm x 31.2 cm - 2.6 Kg