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Eileen Gray: Her Life and Work Hardcover – May 1, 2009
Eileen Gray (18781976) is regarded as one of the most important furniture designers and architects of the early 20th century and the most influential woman in those fields. Her work inspired both modernism and Art Deco. Her design style was as distinctive as her way of working, and Gray developed an opulent, luxuriant take on the geometric forms and industrially produced materials used by the International Style designers, such as Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Mies Van Der Rohe, who shared many of her ideals. Her voluptuous leather and tubular steel Bibendum Chair, and clinically chic E-1027 glass and tubular steel table are now as familiar as icons of the International Style as Le Corbusier and Perriands classic Grand Confort club chairs, yet for most of her career she was relegated to obscurity by the same proud singularity that makes her work so prized today. This stunningly illustrated volume is set to be the definitive biography and survey of her eventful life and groundbre
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- Publisher : Schirmer/Mosel Verlag Gmbh (May 1, 2009)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 356 pages
- ISBN-10 : 3829604203
- ISBN-13 : 978-3829604208
- Item Weight : 4.88 pounds
- Dimensions : 9.84 x 11.42 inches
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Fantastic book of a very iconic Irish artistReviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on September 15, 2018
I can't say enough about this book because there are very few books written about Eileen Grey, yet she is highly regarded in Paris at the Centre Georges Pompidou. This book is very informative and I would recommend it. It gives a wide variety of glimpses into the artist and her metamorphose into various elements of her artistic work from drawing to architecture to furniture and also her very unusual relationships she had with other artists and friends. This book won't let you put it down. Good one to have on your shelf to revisit over and over again.