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LE CORBUSIER ET LA LAMPE GRAS/LE CORBUSIER AND THE GRAS LAMP. Didier Teissonniere. Editions Norma, Paris, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Antique Collectors' Club, New York. 120 pp. with 92 ills. (51 col.). 28 x 22 cm. ISBN 9782915542707 Bilingual in French and English.
Invalid ISBN 978-2-1-9155-4270-7 is imprinted in error; the correct ISBN, which is cited in our records, appears on the book's back cover. Publisher's description: "The truth is, decorative art is equipment, beautiful equipment," Le Corbusier. This book traces the history of an encounter between a remarkable invention, half-industrial half-design object, and one of the most famous architects of the 20th century. Created in 1921, the Gras lamp holds a unique place in the history of lighting. A revolutionary design of marvelous simplicity, its original purpose was to meet the needs of the booming manufacturing and retail sectors. The young Le Corbusier, passionate about the challenges of interior lighting, adopted it as his own from the early 1920s on. Thanks to its remarkable functionality, this lamp also perfectly corresponded to his desire to break with decoration and ornament, and the architect went on to utilize it in his studio in the rue de Sevres in Paris as well as his home.
Artist(s):Le Corbusier
Indexing: Western, Europe — France, Switzerland — 1900-1945 — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 73,30
Worldwide Number: 168015
Hardcover $45.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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