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GRAPHIQUE DE LA RUE: THE SIGNS OF PARIS. Louise Fili. Princeton Architectural Press, Inc., New York, 2015. 264 pp. with 208 ills. (204 col.) and 24 reference ills. 18 x 24 cm. LC 2014-37604 ISBN 9781616893132 In English.
Publisher's description: Paris is a city of pure enchantment, and everyone who loves the City of Light has a Parisian muse, from the Tour Eiffel to creme caramel. For celebrated graphic designer and incessant flauneur Louise Fili, it's the city's dazzling signage. For more than four decades, Fili has strolled picturesque Parisian rues and boulevards with map and camera, cataloging the work of generations of sign craftsmen. Graphique de la Rue is Fili's photographic diary of hundreds of Paris's most inventive restaurant, shop, hotel, street, and advertising signs. Classic neon cafe signs are juxtaposed with the dramatic facades of the Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergere. Colorful mosaics cheerfully announce hotel entrances, department stores, fishmongers, even public toilets. Hector Guimard's legendary entrances to the Paris Metro stations brush elbows with graceful gold-leaf and dimensional Art Deco, Futurist, or Art Nouveau architectural lettering, as well as whimsical pictorial signs (giant eyeglasses announce optiques, and oversized hanging shears indicate a knife and scissors maker). A major influence on Fili's own work, many of these masterpieces of vernacular design, now destroyed, live on solely in this book, a typographic love letter to Paris sure to inspire designers and armchair travelers alike.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — Several Periods — Graphic Design
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 167701
Hardcover $40.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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