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Eileen Gray (1878-1976) was one of the most innovative architect/designers of the 20th century. Her pioneering tables, mirrors, lamps, and lacquer screens have become modern classics, coveted by museums and collectors, and some of the designs are still reproduced today. First published in 1987 and hailed as a "splendid book, gripping and unpretentious" (Arts Review), this "informative and affectionate" portrait (New York Times) by documentary filmmaker and author Peter Adam, a longstanding friend, is the first full-scale biography of this remarkable woman.
Adam draws upon his exclusive access to Gray's personal archives as he re-creates her life and architectural projects. Two houses she designed in the South of France are now considered architectural landmarks of the 20th century. In addition to more than 300 photographs, designs, and architectural plans, the new edition of the book provides a revised catalogue raisonn of Gray's furniture, architecture, and drawings-an indispensable reference source for collectors and students of one of the leaders of 20th-century design.
PETER ADAM is a prize-winning documentary filmmaker and writer. He is the author of Abrams' Art of the Third Reich and has written books on David Hockney, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and Andr Kertesz. He lives in London and the South of France.
335 illustrations, 35 in full color, plans and diagrams, 71/2 x 103/8"
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Book Description Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Grubby book may have mild dirt or some staining, mostly on the edges of pages. Seller Inventory # CHL4973017
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR004394086
Book Description Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1987. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0500014329-2-4
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1987. Hardcover with Dustjacket. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 400 pp. Dustjacket has a little fading on the spine. Light tape marks on front loose endpaper. Size: 4to. Seller Inventory # 29120
Book Description New York Harry NAbrams, 1987. (26,9 x 19 cm). 4°. 400 Seiten mit 335 Abbildungen davon 35 in Farbe. Orig.-Leinwandband. Orig.-Umschlag. * Versand mit/ shipping with Deutsche Post oder/ or DHL. - Ask for more pics ! * 2500 gr. Seller Inventory # a300102270
Book Description London : Thames and Hudson, 1987, 1987. Cloth covered boards (hardcover), 400 p. : il. ; 27 cm. Fine. Seller Inventory # 193036970
Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Includes illustrations taken from the papers of Eileen Gray, architect, furniture designer and interior designer. Seller Inventory # 023401
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1987. Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. DJ a little rubbed with slightly sunned spine, otherwise a very tidy copy Size: 4to. Seller Inventory # 48789