Camille Faure: Impossible Objects

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9780615132297: Camille Faure: Impossible Objects

A new, authoritative monograph on a never before covered subject: Atelier Fauré is the last Art Deco studio of note to receive the attention it deserves.This new book by Cork Marcheschi is notable for a number of reasons: The author s refreshing style of writing which reveals his own passion for the subject. A narrative and personal style which will involve the reader in the fascinating story of a studio which has been parked on the sidelines for too long. Beautiful, in depth photographic coverage of the stars of the piece: the bold and fearless enamel vases which were the most important output of the studio. Facts and figures which are of great value to the history of 20th century art and to the collector. Details of enameling techniques which have been buried along with the masters who developed and practiced them.

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About the Author:

Cork Marcheschi is a San Francisco native who has been involved in the fine arts and music scene for over 40 years. He has taught sculpture, critical studies and art history at the University of California at Berkley, the San Francisco Art Institute and the Minneapolis College of Art. He has had over 130 solo art exhibitions throughout the world. He has 50 public sculptures littered about the American landscape. He has collected and studied Art Deco and American and European art pottery for 35 years.His artwork can be seen on his web site: www.corkmarcheschi.com.

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San Francisco sculptor Cork Marcheschi has taken a break from his light and motion inspired public art projects to indulge his long fascination with Art Deco objects and produced a book valuable on many levels. Ostensibly written for an admittedly narrow audience, collectors, the hundreds of richly colored photographs, many of them full page, immediately lend the book a far wider appeal. Anyone flipping through the pages will be amazed by the beauty of the art which is the focus here, enamel Art Deco vases produced by the French studio of Camille Fauré over a seventy year period beginning in the 1920s. But don't expect an academic treatment here. For truly astounding is the story Mr. Marcheschi relates about how these pieces were produced, and thus his apt inclusion of the words Impossible Objects in the book's title. For it is his contention that vases of the kind and beauty turned out by Atelier Fauré can no longer be produced anywhere. So this, then, is also the story of a technology which has now become lost. Much like various forms of heavier-than-air flight developed in the early years of aviation or steam powered automobiles that vanished from American roadways shortly after World War I (thank you, Standard Oil), here is the story of how enamel vases of singularly spectacular luminosity and design were produced by the artisans of a single studio in the porcelain and enamelware producing center of Limoges, artisans who possessed a special know-how that died with them. The reader is given a hands on treatment of the subject by a man who works with his hands and who has an abiding love for his subject. The fact that Mr. Marcheschi also possesses impressive academic credentials, having taught at the University of California Berkeley, San Francisco Art Institute and Minneapolis College of Art, only broadens the book's appeal because he is able to provide the unique context of the Fauré studio within the evolution of modern art in the first half of the 20th --Fine Art Registry

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