Eileen Gray : designer [1879-1976]Language : EnglishLondon : Debrett's Peerage for Museum of Modern Art, 1979Edition : 3rd printing.67 orrialde : zuri-beltzeko argazkiak ; 26 cm(Ikus) Testua ; (Ikus) Irudia (finkoa ; bidimentsiokoa): bitartekorik gabeISBN : 0-87070-308-0.Gray, Eileen (1878-1976)Eileen Gray (Wikipedia es) | (Wikipedia en)
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Eileen Gray one of the distinguished designers of the modernist movement. Her surviving works are few, but they reflect the most fastidious standards of excellence. During her long life, she made a transition from exquisite handmade objects to rigorously functional architecture and furniture, exemplifying the most advanced taste of her times. Her designs, both early and late, bespeak a vigorous intelligence and total creative integrity. She was, first and last, an original.
Born in Ireland in 1879, she broke away early from the privileged, provincial society of her family. She studies in London, established herself in Paris soon after 1900, made her reputation in France in the years between the Great Wars. She died in 1976 at the age of ninety-seven, still actively engaged in design. This book has been prepared from the scrapbooks and chronologies that Eileen Gray herself compiled to document her works for a new generation. It includes descriptions and illustrations not only of her early furniture, screens, and interiors, but of the architectural projects that followed, with plans and photographs of the houses she built for herself and their contents.
J. Stewart Johnson is Curator of Design at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. This publication was prepared to accompany exhibitions of Eileen Gray's works organized by Mr. Johnson for The Museum of Modern Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.