Title: Hector Guimard.
Publisher: Harry N Abrams, New York
Publication Date: 1988
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
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
Synopsis: HECTOR GUIMARD: ARCHITECT, DESIGNER, 1867–1942 provides a comprehensive look at the grand architect of Parisian Art Nouveau. With more than 680 illustrations in color and black and white, the book is based on Felipe Ferré’s remarkable photographic survey of Guimard’s buildings, furniture, objects and interiors. Set in the context of George Vigne’s history and biography, Ferré’s photography triumphantly reasserts this visionary master’s place in the history of architecture.
From the Publisher: 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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