Jean Prouvé / Patrick Segun
Jean Prouvé / Patrick Segun
An out of print two volume book in a dust jacket by gallerist Patrick Seguin. The jacket measures approximately 12 inches long, 10 1/8 inches wide and 3 inches thick. The books are a first addition from 2007.
EDITION GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN & SONNABEND GALLERY, 2007
615 pages, 2 volume boxed set
ISBN : 978-2-909187-00-6
"The French architect and designer Jean Prouvé is considered essential to the history of twentieth century design. Prouvé's furniture designs were determined by the interior spaces the pieces would inhabit, and they developed in tandem with the Modernist principles of the "art of living" and "harmonious habitat" that were so characteristic of the time. This exquisitely produced and comprehensive volume, which was put together by Paris' Galerie Patrick Seguin and New York's Sonnabend Gallery--where Prouvé was the subject of a critically-acclaimed 2003 solo exhibition--fills a hole in the existing scholarship, most of which focuses on Prouvé's architecture. It includes a collection of interviews with collectors and design professionals, a detailed biography of Prouvé by his daughter, Catherine Prouvé, and essays by design historian Raymond Guidot and architecture historian Catherine Coley.
Jean Prouvé was born in Paris in 1901. He opened his workshop in Nancy in 1923 and began producing furniture the following year. Immediately successful, Prouvé is best known for his innovative applications of new materials, with which he created extremely influential buildings and furniture--including several gas stations for Shell and Mobile. Working well past retirement, he died in Nancy in 1984."
The two books are in excellent condition. The dust jacket has issues at three edges, one is a split and dent on the top left edge, the second is split on the bottom left edge and the third a dent on the left front edge. Please note the photographs carefully as they are part of the description and condition of the books and jacket.
The book will be carefully packed using bubble wrap and a rigid cardboard box (16" x 16" x 8"). The carrier will be Federal Express Ground for businesses or Federal Express Home Delivery, the book will be insured for the sales amount, a Federal Express tracking number will be emailed to the buyer on the day of shipment, which is usually within two business days after purchase, and the package will have to be signed for upon arrival. International shipping could be USPS Priority Mail International.
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