Eileen Gray: An Architecture for all Senses
Publisher: Wasmuth Author: Caroline Constant ISBN: 9783803001696 Format: Softcover, 224pp, 225mm x 285mm
This book documents Eileen Gray's achievements as an architect. While the number of her realised buildings is small, the number and variety of projects that she developed over a career that spanned almost seven decades is impressive. The inventive realism of these unbuilt projects, frequently anticipating buildings by other architects, attests to the agility and precision of her mind. The book gives an account of Gray's development from lacquer work to architecture, her role in the reform of the decorative arts, and her position vis-à-vis dominant technocratic modernism, complete with a selection of the most important architectural designs of her career - including a thorough documentation of the enormously influential E1027 residence, which Gray built for herself on the Côte d’Azur.
This pre-owned copy is in excellent condition with some very slight wear and tear to the cover.