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Author Girard, Alexander, artist.

Title Alexander Girard : a designer's universe / editors, Mateo Kries, Jochen Eisenbrand.

Publication Info. [Weil am Rhein, Germany] : Vitra Design Museum, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    745.4092 Girard,A GIR    Available
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Description 511 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
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Note Catalog of an exhibition held at Vitra Design Museum, March 12, 2016-January 29, 2017.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Forewords / Mateo Kries ; Ben Watson -- Introduction / Jochen Eisenbrand -- The universe of Alexander Girard / Billy Kiosoglou and Frank Philippin -- The whole world a village: Alexander Girard and folk art / Jochen Eisenbrand -- Alexander Girard, textile architect / Susan Brown -- The theatrical art of displaying "good design" / Monica Obniski -- Designing for dining: restaurants by Alexander Girard / Barbara Hauss -- Alexander Girard in Columbus / Alexandra Lange -- Lessons from the Girard archives / Jonathan Olivares -- Alexander Girard 1907-1993.
Summary "Alexander Girard (19071993) was one of the most important modern textile artists and interior designers of the twentieth century. He worked closely with designers such as Charles Eames and George Nelson and combined Pop Art and Folk Art influences to create a colourfully opulent aesthetic language, whose impact continues to be felt today. The richly illustrated catalogue draws on the vast holdings in Alexander Girard's private estate, which were exhaustively investigated for the first time at the Vitra Design Museum. The book presents the entire oeuvre of the multitalented Italian-American designer in all its facets while offering the first scholarly critical examination of his work. Six essays address Girards textile creations and graphic design for the furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, important 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. In addition to extensive portfolios with never-before-shown archive material, the publication also provides the first comprehensive biography and a complete list of works"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Girard, Alexander -- Catalogues raisonnés.
Girard, Alexander -- Exhibitions.
Herman Miller, Inc -- Exhibitions.
Textile design -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Furniture -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Kries, Mateo, 1974- editor.
Eisenbrand, Jochen, editor.
Vitra Design Museum, issuing body, host institution.
Added Title Works. Selections
Designer's universe
ISBN 9783945852057 (English edition)
3945852056 (English edition)
9783945852040 (German edition)
3945852048 (German edition)

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