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Alexander Girard: 100 Objects: From the Collection of Bright Lyons Paul Bright

Alexander Girard: 100 Objects: From the Collection of Bright Lyons

Paul Bright

Published May 31st 2012
ISBN : 9780983719946
Hardcover
144 pages
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Alexander Girard was one of the decisive figures of design in postwar America, alongside his close friends George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames. As head of the Herman Miller Companys textile division, Girard designed a multitude of textiles thatMoreAlexander Girard was one of the decisive figures of design in postwar America, alongside his close friends George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames. As head of the Herman Miller Companys textile division, Girard designed a multitude of textiles that reflect his love of festive colors and abstract, geometric patterns- his upholstery fabrics remain as popular as ever, and many of them are still in production today. Over the course of his lengthy career, Girard also made a name for himself in the fields of furniture, exhibition and interior design, as well as in the graphic arts. Produced in collaboration with Girards estate, and taken from the collection of the Brooklyn boutique Bright Lyons, this affordable volume--the only inexpensive guide to the designers oeuvre--presents 100 of his finest works. It includes everything from matchbooks to fabrics to tables to posters for the likes of Herman Miller, Braniff and John Deere, and is accompanied by commentary from his family and design experts. Each of the 100 representative works has been newly photographed for this volume, and the entire book is styled to provide an immersive, fun experience of Girards colorful world.Alexander Girard (1907-1993) was born in New York City and raised in Florence, Italy. He joined the textiles division of Herman Miller in 1952, working with George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames to form a design team that has influenced design throughout the world. By the mid-1960, he had established the Girard Foundation to house his massive collection of folk art.