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André Arbus

André Arbus

By (author) Yvonne Brunhammer
By (author) Marie-Laure Perrin
By (author) Yves Gastou

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  • The most complete monograph thus far on the work of André Arbus, exceptional decorator of the interwar period and subsequent reconstruction
  • Text in French
Full Description

“The life and work of André Arbus (1903-1969)”, wrote Yvonne Brunhammer, “are the story of faithfulness to French tradition and a unique quest for ‘unity in the artistic life’ of his age.” The return to tradition he advocated in his article on furniture, in 1935 opened a new path between traditional furniture making defended by Ruhlmann and Le Corbusier’s standardized equipment. For his unit of measure, the decorator chose man, this geometry of the heart that he recognized in the classicism of French furniture. Official supplier to the Mobilier National in the early post-war years, he designed furniture, rugs, and light fixtures for the Élysée Palace, the château of Rambouillet, as well as ministries and embassies. This humanist manifested an extremely wide-ranging talent. Authorizing officer of prestigious ocean liners, architect of “A house for the French Family” at the Exposition of 1937, Provencal farmhouses in the Crau country and maritime monuments like the Planier Lighthouse, from the 1950s on he focused on sculpture, applying his controlled classicism to the creation of a moving image of man.

Text in French.
•The most complete monograph thus far on the work of André Arbus, exceptional decorator of the interwar period and subsequent reconstruction “The life and work of André Arbus (1903-1969)”, wrote Yvonne Brunhammer, “are the story of faithfulness to French tradition and a unique quest for ‘unity in the artistic life’ of his age.” The return to tradition he advocated in his article on furniture, in 1935 opened a new path between traditional furniture making defended by Ruhlmann and Le Corbusier’s standardized equipment. For his unit of measure, the decorator chose man, this geometry of the heart that he recognized in the classicism of French furniture. Official supplier to the Mobilier National in the early post-war years, he designed furniture, rugs, and light fixtures for the Élysée Palace, the château of Rambouillet, as well as ministries and embassies. This humanist manifested an extremely wide-ranging talent. Authorizing officer of prestigious ocean liners, architect of “A house for the French Family” at the Exposition of 1937, Provencal farmhouses in the Crau country and maritime monuments like the Planier Lighthouse, from the 1950s on he focused on sculpture, applying his controlled classicism to the creation of a moving image of man. Text in French.

About the Author

Yvonne Brunhammer was a chief curator at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. She co-curated the numerous exhibitions in France, Japan and United States, including Tiffany (Cooper-Hewitt, 1998-1999).

Specifications
Publisher
Editions Norma
ISBN
9782909283845
Published
27th Dec 2016
Binding
Hardback
Territory
USA & Canada
Size
9.35 in x 12.34 in
Pages
400 Pages
Illustrations
200 color, 200 b&w
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