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The Resource Alexander Girard : a designer's universe, editors, Mateo Kries, Jochen Eisenbrand

Alexander Girard : a designer's universe, editors, Mateo Kries, Jochen Eisenbrand

Label
Alexander Girard : a designer's universe
Title
Alexander Girard
Title remainder
a designer's universe
Statement of responsibility
editors, Mateo Kries, Jochen Eisenbrand
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Editor
Host institution
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alexander Girard (1907–1993) was one of the most important modern textile artists and interior designers of the twentieth century. He worked closely with designers such as Charles Eames and George Nelson and combined Pop Art and Folk Art influences to create a colourfully opulent aesthetic language, whose impact continues to be felt today. The richly illustrated catalogue draws on the vast holdings in Alexander Girard's private estate, which were exhaustively investigated for the first time at the Vitra Design Museum. The book presents the entire oeuvre of the multitalented Italian-American designer in all its facets while offering the first scholarly critical examination of his work. Six essays address Girard’s textile creations and graphic design for the furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, important interior design projects such as the Irwin Miller House in Columbus, Indiana (1953) and the restaurant La Fonda del Sol in New York (1960), his activities as a pioneering exhibition organizer and curator, his roots in Italy and his passion for folk art, which resulted in a collection of more than 100,000 objects and served as one of the most important sources of inspiration for his own work. In addition to extensive portfolios with never-before-shown archive material, the publication also provides the first comprehensive biography and a complete list of works"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Girard, Alexander
Dewey number
700.411.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK1412.G57
LC item number
A4 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kries, Mateo
  • Eisenbrand, Jochen
  • Vitra Design Museum
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girard, Alexander
  • Girard, Alexander
  • Herman Miller, Inc.
  • Textile design
  • Furniture
Label
Alexander Girard : a designer's universe, editors, Mateo Kries, Jochen Eisenbrand
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at Vitra Design Museum, March 12, 2016-January 29, 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Forewords / Mateo Kries ; Ben Watson -- Introduction / Jochen Eisenbrand -- The universe of Alexander Girard / Billy Kiosoglou and Frank Philippin -- The whole world a village: Alexander Girard and folk art / Jochen Eisenbrand -- Alexander Girard, textile architect / Susan Brown -- The theatrical art of displaying "good design" / Monica Obniski -- Designing for dining: restaurants by Alexander Girard / Barbara Hauß -- Alexander Girard in Columbus / Alexandra Lange -- Lessons from the Girard archives / Jonathan Olivares -- Alexander Girard 1907-1993
Control code
ocn946010436
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
511 pages
Isbn
9783945852040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)946010436
Label
Alexander Girard : a designer's universe, editors, Mateo Kries, Jochen Eisenbrand
Publication
Copyright
Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at Vitra Design Museum, March 12, 2016-January 29, 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Forewords / Mateo Kries ; Ben Watson -- Introduction / Jochen Eisenbrand -- The universe of Alexander Girard / Billy Kiosoglou and Frank Philippin -- The whole world a village: Alexander Girard and folk art / Jochen Eisenbrand -- Alexander Girard, textile architect / Susan Brown -- The theatrical art of displaying "good design" / Monica Obniski -- Designing for dining: restaurants by Alexander Girard / Barbara Hauß -- Alexander Girard in Columbus / Alexandra Lange -- Lessons from the Girard archives / Jonathan Olivares -- Alexander Girard 1907-1993
Control code
ocn946010436
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
511 pages
Isbn
9783945852040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)946010436

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