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ALEXANDER GIRARD: A DESIGNER'S UNIVERSE. Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 512 pp. 28 x 21 cm. ISBN 9783945852057 In English.
Publisher's description: Alexander Girard was one of the most important modern textile artists and interior designers of the 20th century. He combined Pop and Folk art influences to create a colorfully opulent aesthetic language whose impact continues to be felt today. This richly illustrated catalogue draws on the vast holdings in Girard's private estate, which were exhaustively investigated for the first time at the Vitra Design Museum. The book presents the oeuvre of the multitalented designer in all its facets, while offering the first scholarly, critical examination of his work. Six essays address Girard's textile and graphic design for the furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, interior design projects such as the Irwin Miller House in Columbus, Indiana (1953), and the restaurant La Fonda del Sol in New York (1960), his activities as a pioneering exhibition organizer and curator, his roots in Italy and his passion for folk art, which resulted in a collection of more than 100,000 objects and served as one of the most important sources of inspiration for his own work.
Artist(s):Girard, Alexander
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Several Media — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 037225
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