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Hector Guimard.

Nouveau Architecture] Rheims, Maurice.

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ISBN 10: 0810909731 / ISBN 13: 9780810909731
Published by Harry N Abrams, New York, 1988
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A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. The reputation of architect Hector Guimard (1867-1942), who was celebrated for his innovative, elegant buildings, declined as Art Nouveau gave way to Art Deco. Taking nature as his model, Guimard, like Antonio Gaudi in Spain, challenged accepted architectural wisdom. He replaced straight lines with curves, classical balance with graceful asymmetry. He twisted cast iron into organic shapes, giving new emphasis to such details as doorways, grilles and railings. Guimard's buildings are the adult equivalent of the enchanted world of childhood fairy talesdelightful, whimsical, yet sophisticated. His major work is displayed here in 165 full-page photographs, from his first success, the Castel Beranger apartment complex, to the seaside villa of La Bluettea playful triumph of disharmony, to the mature, handsome Hotel Mezzaraand, of course, the famous Metro entrances in Paris. Also included are examples of his decorative arts. From Publishers' Weekly. Catalog Chai. Bookseller Inventory # 21442

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Title: Hector Guimard.

Publisher: Harry N Abrams, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition

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Hector Guimard is the pre-eminent architect of Art Nouveau in France. He influenced French architecture and design in the first half of the 20th century. He was also the architect of a number of Paris Metro entrances. He was regarded as an architect who wielded the greatest influence on the popular imagination in Paris during the late 19th- and early 20th centuries. This monograph includes reproduced images, illustrations and photographs, as well as a wealth of background cultural and historical information.

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Best known for designing the Paris Métro entrances, Hector Guimard’s most important buildings include Castel Beranger, Hotel Guimard, and the Synagogue-10 rue de Pave. Like his contemporaries Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona and Joseph Hoffmann in Vienna, Guimard’s work reflects the form, color, and light of turn-of-the-century Paris.

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