Eileen Gray /
Caroline Constant.
London : Phaidon Press, 2000.
255 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
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London : Phaidon Press, 2000.
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ARCH copy includes summary of book on transparent leaf.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [248]-249) and index.
A Look Inside
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This volume looks at the life of Eileen Gray, a leading figure in the French decorative arts of the 1910s and 1920s. It examines her furniture and interior designs, her architectural career, and her contribution to the Modern Movement.
Main Description
An in-depth study of the career of the highly original designer.
Main Description
In 1926, along with Jean Badovici, Eileen Gray decided to build a house at Roquebrune in the French Riviera-named E-1027-for which she designed many of her most famous pieces of furniture. In 1937, at the request of Le Corbusier, she exhibited a model for a vacation center at the World's Fair. In 1972 she was the subject of a major retrospective in London, and four years later she died in Paris.
Table of Contents
An Elusive Subjectp. 5
From Decor to Architecturep. 15
The Art of Dialoguep. 67
A Nonheroic Modernismp. 93
Pris Interludep. 127
Working Independentlyp. 145
Architecture and the Politics of Leisurep. 164
Last Workp. 189
Notesp. 196
Architectural Worksp. 208
Chronology: Eileen Grayp. 230
Biographical Notesp. 234
Eileen Gray and Jean Badovici, "Maison en bord de mer" (House by the Sea)p. 238
A Note Concerning Attribution of E.1027p. 246
Selected Bibliographyp. 248
Indexp. 250
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