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Eileen Gray: Architect/Designer, A Biography

Peter Adam

ISBN 10: 0810941430 / ISBN 13: 9780810941434
Published by Harry N. Abrams, 2000
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2000. Second revised edition. Hardcover, 8vo. in dust jacket. 406pp. illustrated. Fine in near fine dj. Minor edgewear to dj, else fine. Bookseller Inventory # z010519

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Title: Eileen Gray: Architect/Designer, A Biography

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Edition: Second Revised Edition.

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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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