Eileen Gray: A House Under the Sun

Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, Zosia Dzierzawska

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Nobrow Ltd

Published: 1st May '19

£15.99

An intimate and inventively presented biography of Eileen Gray, an industrial designer who made revolutionary work with lacquer and whose architectural opus, E1027, has long been incorrectly attributed to Le Corbusier.

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Description

Meet Eileen Gray, the architect behind the monumental E-1027 and pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture. In 1924, work began in earnest on a small villa by the sea in the south of France. Nearly a century later, this structure has become a monument for modern design. However, like so many gifted female artists, Eileen Gray’s story has been eclipsed by the men with whom she collaborated – this story puts the focus back on Gray and her mastery of design. Dzierzawska’s exquisite visuals bring to life the tale of a young Irish designer whose dedication and desire to create came to flourish during the ‘Annees Folles’ of early 20th century Paris.

Additional information

Dimensions 190 × 250 mm
Page Count 160