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Eileen Gray

Eileen Gray

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Publishing 8th Mar 2021
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  • Focuses on Eileen Gray, a breakaway designer in a world dominated by male-centric style schools
  • Besides an introductory essay, each title in the By Architects series is compiled by key modern architects through sketches, drawings, photos of the original productions, and ambient shootings
  • A design-orientated book for a design-orientated series, Eileen Gray boasts an innovative layout and a special binding
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Neglected for most of her career, Eileen Gray (1878-1976) is now regarded as one of the most important furniture designers and architects of the early twentieth century and the most influential woman in those fields. Her work inspired both modernism and Art Deco. Eileen Gray was to stand alone throughout her career, first as a lacquer artist, then a furniture designer, and finally as an architect. At a time when other leading designers were almost all male and mostly members of one movement or another - whether a loose grouping like De Stijl in the Netherlands, or a formal one such as the Congrès Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne - Gray remained staunchly independent. Her design style was as distinctive as her way of working. 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 much of her ideology. Her voluptuous leather and tubular steel Bibendum Chair and clinically chic E-1027 glass and tubular steel table are now icons of the International Style. Also available: Eero Saarinen ISBN 9788434312647 Alvar Aalto ISBN 9788434311435 Jean Prouvé ISBN 9788434311442 Charles and Ray Eames ISBN 9788434311459 Mies Van Der Rohe ISBN 9788434311824 Arne Jacobsen ISBN 9788434311848
Publish date
8th Mar 2021
210 mm x 165 mm
128 Pages
180 color, b&w
Name of series
Objects & Furniture Design by Architects
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