Moderne: Fashioning the Modern French Interior (BOK)

Sarah Schleuning, Jeremy Aynsley

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Jacques-mile Ruhlmann, Pierre Chareau, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Charlotte Perriand, Eileen Gray: together these designers and their contemporaries pioneered the look of the modern French interior during the 1920s. Their use of sumptuous materials, rich jewel tones, intricate geometric patterns, and complex and varied textures has made this work a lasting favorite among interior designers, architects, and their clients. When it first appeared, the "got moderne," or modern taste, was marketed through limited-edition portfolios containing unbound drawings, printed in full color using a traditional process called pochoir. Created in an era before color photography, the vivid gouache and watercolor depictions of interior spaces--complete with coordinated furniture, carpets, fabrics, and decorative accessories--announced the dawn of a new era of French design and set the standards of luxury and taste that still guide us today.

"Moderne" presents the finest examples of this work in more than two hundred plates, selected by Sarah Schleuning, a curator of the Wolfsonian Museum, and faithfully reproduced to preserve their original color palettes. This sumptuous volume is comprehensive in scope, beginning with the early art moderne of Ruhlmann and concluding with the avant-garde work of Gray and Perriand. These and other high-water marks of the period are discussed in an essay by historian Jeremy Aynsley. Designers' biographies and a brief bibliography are also included, making this an inspirational resource for interior designers and architects, and an indispensable reference for historians of the modern era.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter Jeremy Aynsley, Sarah Schleuning
ISBN 9781568987248
Antall sider 304 Dimensjoner 22,9cm x 30,5cm x 3,1cm
Vekt 1846 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Graphic design

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