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Jean-Michel Frank: The Strange and Subtle Luxury of the Parisian Haute-Monde in the Art Deco Period

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Jean-Michel Frank was perhaps the most influential Parisian designer and decorator of the 1930s and 1940s, inspiring such varied talents as Andree Putman and Bonetti and Garouse. Frank established his reputation and signature look with the design of the Paris apartment of the Vicomte Charles de Noailles. The Noailles were leading progressives of their day and patrons of the major painters of Paris. Franks style of understated luxury—vellum-sheathed walls, bleached leather, lacquer and shagreen—perfectly complemented the Picassos and Braques on the walls. Franks blocky, rectangular club chairs and sofas have been endlessly copied and produced by many admirers. He is credited for the design of the modern Parsons table, a stark form that Frank embellished with the most luxurious finish. Admiringly described by the French "le style Frank," his look continues to exert its influence through the powerful combination of the simplest forms and the most exquisite materials to produce objects that are truly noble and utterly modern.

About the Author

Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier is a noted art historian based in Paris whose specialty is twentieth-century applied arts. He is a frequent contributor to leading French publications including Connaissance des arts and Maison française.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780847830299
Author:
Martin-vivier, Pierre-emmanuel
Publisher:
Rizzoli International Publications
Preface by:
Foucart, Bruno
Preface:
Foucart, Bruno
Foreword by:
Frank, Alice
Foreword:
Frank, Alice
Contribution:
Foucart, Bruno
Contribution:
Frank, Alice
Author:
Martin-Vivier, Pierre-Emmanuel
Author:
Frank, Alice
Author:
Foucart, Bruno
Subject:
Decorating - General
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
History
Subject:
Decoration & Ornament
Subject:
Decoration and ornament
Subject:
Interior decoration -- France -- History.
Subject:
Decoration and ornament -- France -- Art deco.
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Home Construction-Decorating by Room
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
12.26x9.30x1.54 in. 5.64 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Ornamentation
Engineering » Home Construction » Decorating » By Room
Home and Garden » Interior Design » Biographies
Home and Garden » Interior Design » General

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