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Hector Guimard : Art Nouveau to Modernism

Hector Guimard : Art Nouveau to Modernism

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Publisher : Yale University Press
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A beautifully illustrated retrospective of Art Nouveau architect and designer Hector Guimard, positioning him at the forefront of the modernist movement
November, 2020
A beautifully illustrated retrospective of Art Nouveau architect and designer Hector Guimard, positioning him at the forefront of the modernist movement The aesthetic of architect Hector Guimard (1867-1942) has long characterized French Art Nouveau in the popular imagination. This groundbreaking book showcases all aspects of his artistry and recognizes the fundamental modernity of his work. Known for, among other things, the decorative entrances to the Paris Metro and the associated lettering, he often looked to nature for inspiration, and combined materials such as stone and cast iron in unique ways to create designs composed of curves and waves that evoked movement. Guimard broke away from his classical Beaux-Arts training to advocate a modern, abstract style; he also pioneered the use of standardized models for his design objects and experimented with prefabricated designs in his social housing commissions, advancing the technology of the time. With copious, beautifully reproduced illustrations of his architectural drawings as well as his furniture, jewelry, and textile designs, this volume explores Guimard's full oeuvre and elucidates the significance of his work to the history of modern art. Essays by an international group of scholars present Guimard as a visionary architect, a shrewd entrepreneur, an industrialist, and a social activist.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780300248364
Publisher Yale University Press
Contributor Edited by David A Hanks, Contributions by Barry Bergdoll, Contributions by Sarah D. Coffin, Contributions by Isabelle Gournay, Contributions by Philippe Thiebaut, Contributions by Georges Vigne, Contributions by Alisa Chiles, Contributions by Yao-Fen You
Publication Date 2020-09-22
Language English
Format Hardback
Pages 232
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 292 X 229 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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A beautifully illustrated retrospective of Art Nouveau architect and designer Hector Guimard, positioning him at the forefront of the modernist movement The aesthetic of architect Hector Guimard (1867-1942) has long characterized French Art Nouveau in the popular imagination. This groundbreaking book showcases all aspects of his artistry and recognizes the fundamental modernity of his work. Known for, among other things, the decorative entrances to the Paris Metro and the associated lettering, he often looked to nature for inspiration, and combined materials such as stone and cast iron in unique ways to create designs composed of curves and waves that evoked movement. Guimard broke away from his classical Beaux-Arts training to advocate a modern, abstract style; he also pioneered the use of standardized models for his design objects and experimented with prefabricated designs in his social housing commissions, advancing the technology of the time. With copious, beautifully reproduced illustrations of his architectural drawings as well as his furniture, jewelry, and textile designs, this volume explores Guimard's full oeuvre and elucidates the significance of his work to the history of modern art. Essays by an international group of scholars present Guimard as a visionary architect, a shrewd entrepreneur, an industrialist, and a social activist.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780300248364
Publisher Yale University Press
Contributor Edited by David A Hanks, Contributions by Barry Bergdoll, Contributions by Sarah D. Coffin, Contributions by Isabelle Gournay, Contributions by Philippe Thiebaut, Contributions by Georges Vigne, Contributions by Alisa Chiles, Contributions by Yao-Fen You
Publication Date 2020-09-22
Language English
Format Hardback
Pages 232
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 292 X 229 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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