"The Maison de Verre", a rarely seen modernist masterpiece, is the most celebrated work of French architect and designer Pierre Chareau. Dominique Vellay, the granddaughter of the original client, tells here for the first time the story of her grandmother's relationship with the architect and this extraordinarily inventive house. Francois Halard has produced a series of stunning photographs that pay homage to the house and its unique architectural features, as well as its collection of bespoke period furniture. The combination of personal reminiscence and spectacular photos of the house, so seldom seen, makes this a truly rare publishing event.About the Author:
Francois Halard is an acclaimed photographer of many years' experience, notably for Vogue, World of Interiors, Decoration Internationale and House and Garden. He divides his time between New York and Paris. Dominique Vellay is a writer and journalist living in Paris.
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Descripción Thames & Hudson, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P11050051304X
Descripción Thames & Hudson, 2007. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The most celebrated work of French architect and designer Pierre Chareau, the Maison de Verre is revered by experts, acclaimed as an inspiration by many, but until now only glimpsed by a very few. In 1928, Chareau was commissioned to build this private residence in an eighteenth-century Paris courtyard. Dominique Vellay, the grand-daughter of his original client, tells here for the first time the story of this extraordinarily inventive house, an embodiment of modern building principles and methods. Its metal framework, glass-brick curtain walls, and sliding partitions and panels have made a remarkable impression on architects and designers worldwide. Francois Halard's photographs pay homage to the house and its unique architectural features: the interior, bathed in daylight gently diffused by the glass walls; perforaed zinc screens that rotate or slide silently on curved rails; exposed steel beams; balconies with paneled bookshelves; open-stepped staircases that permit light to penetrate; and-not least-the house's collection of period furniture, created by the architect for his clients, and covered with fabrics by eminent contemporary artists and designers. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_050051304X
Descripción Thames & Hudson. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 050051304X New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW4.0947825
Descripción Thames & Hudson, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 050051304X