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Eileen Gray 9781848221833

Andrew Lambirth, Peter Adam

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ISBN 10: 1848221835 / ISBN 13: 9781848221833
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Not Signed; Irish-born designer Eileen Gray (1878-1976) is widely known today as a pioneer of both Art Deco and Modernism. In a career spanning nearly 80 years she produced innovative designs for furniture, lighting, carpets, interiors and architecture. Much less well known is that throughout her life as a desi. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ria9781848221833_rkm

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Irish-born designer Eileen Gray (1878-1976) is widely known today as a pioneer of both Art Deco and Modernism. In a career spanning nearly 80 years she produced innovative designs for furniture, lighting, carpets, interiors and architecture. Much less well known is that throughout her life as a designer and an architect she never stopped producing small paintings and drawings. This book is the first to focus on Eileen Gray's important but essentially private work as a painter. Eileen Gray considered herself a designer and an architect, not a painter: she viewed her work as a painter with great modesty, treating it as a private occupation and a vehicle for artistic expression during periods when she could not design furniture. Much of her artwork has disappeared, either lost in the Second World War or destroyed by the artist herself. But a body of works on paper, produced between the 1920s and the 1950s, has survived: elegant, geometric drawings and gouaches of muted tonality and subtle power. This book, which reproduces unseen material from the Eileen Gray archive and draws on Gray's correspondence with her niece Prunella Clough on the nature of painting, will be a revelation to her many followers and admirers.

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Peter Adam is a filmmaker and writer who was a friend of Eileen Gray for over 15 years. His previous publications include Eileen Gray: Her Life and Work: The Biography (2009), Outlines: David Hockney (1997), and Art of the Third Reich (1992). Andrew Lambirth has written extensively on 20th-century British art, and his books include Roger Hilton, Kitaj, L.S. Lowry: Conversation Pieces, John Hoyland, John Armstrong, Rose Hilton: Something to Keep the Balance and Margaret Mellis.

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