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She experimented with tubular steel, and she designed chairs and tables in chrome and glass, which still look very modern today.

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A woman among Modernists Though her work has often been overshadowed by that of her peers such as Le Corbusier and Marcel Breuer, Irish designer, lacquer-artist, and architect Eileen Gray (1878-1976) is now widely recognized as a designer of great talent and individuality. She first excelled in the exacting craft of lacquer, creating screens, panels, furniture, and objects of technical virtuosity and poetic strength. Eileen Gray then developed an interest in architecture, designing two houses, "E-1027" (completed 1929) and "Tempe a Pailla" (completed 1934) in the south of France, which are seminal examples of the spirit of the Modern movement. This book analyses and illustrates the full range of her furniture, interiors, and completed architectural projects. Reprint of the edition of 1993.

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Irish designer, lacquer-strist and architect Eileen Gray (1878-1976) is now widely recognized as a designer of great talent and individuality.

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Eileen Gray (1878-1976) became a leading figure in the French decorative arts of the 1910s and 1920s. This examination of her artistic production includes her early furniture and interior designs, the beginnings of her architectural career, and her contribution to the Modern Movement.

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ISBN:
9783822844175
Author:
Garner, Philippe
Publisher:
Taschen
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
European
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Hardcover, Jacketed, Sewn
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
11.97x9.15x.85 in. 2.76 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A woman among Modernists Though her work has often been overshadowed by that of her peers such as Le Corbusier and Marcel Breuer, Irish designer, lacquer-artist, and architect Eileen Gray (1878-1976) is now widely recognized as a designer of great talent and individuality. She first excelled in the exacting craft of lacquer, creating screens, panels, furniture, and objects of technical virtuosity and poetic strength. Eileen Gray then developed an interest in architecture, designing two houses, "E-1027" (completed 1929) and "Tempe a Pailla" (completed 1934) in the south of France, which are seminal examples of the spirit of the Modern movement. This book analyses and illustrates the full range of her furniture, interiors, and completed architectural projects. Reprint of the edition of 1993.
"Synopsis" by ,
Irish designer, lacquer-strist and architect Eileen Gray (1878-1976) is now widely recognized as a designer of great talent and individuality.
"Synopsis" by , Eileen Gray (1878-1976) became a leading figure in the French decorative arts of the 1910s and 1920s. This examination of her artistic production includes her early furniture and interior designs, the beginnings of her architectural career, and her contribution to the Modern Movement.
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