• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Prouve Architect (Hardback)
  • Prouve Architect (Hardback)
zoom

Prouve Architect (Hardback)

(author)
£39.95
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 15/12/2017
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

An in-depth study of Jean Prouve's prefabricated houses and their influence, accompanying a major exhibition at LUMA, Arles.

"Prouve has been a major influence on me and a pioneer in linking the process of construction to the language of modern architecture." -Richard Rogers

This fascinating book, which accompanies a major retrospective at the LUMA Foundation in Arles, focuses on twelve prefabricated houses designed by Prouve, each of which has been specially rebuilt for the exhibition. Originally trained as a metal worker, Jean Prouve regarded himself as an engineer and constructor rather than a designer or architect. Among his broad output, which ranges from lighting to furniture, exhibition structures to shelving, his modular buildings are particularly intriguing. Essays setting his work in context are accompanied by archival and contemporary images, drawings, and handwritten notes, together with a portfolio of images of the twelve houses as installed in Arles.

Jean Prouve was a French metal worker, self-taught architect, and designer, now regarded as one of the most influential designers of the early modernist movement. Among his achievements, he is revered for using technology previously limited to industrial manufacturing within his elegant architecture.

Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780714875552
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 270 x 205 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Never design anything that cannot be made." --Jean Prouve

"If people understand, there's no need to explain. If they don't, there is no use explaining." --Jean Prouve

"Jean Prouve is a refreshingly disruptive force in the narrative of modernism." --Alan Powers

You may also be interested in...

The Design Book
Added to basket
£12.95   £10.49
Hardback
The Museum of Lost Art
Added to basket
Reading Art: Art for Book Lovers
Added to basket
Art as Therapy
Added to basket
£10.95   £8.99
Paperback
Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989
Added to basket
Made in North Korea
Added to basket
£24.95
Hardback
The Story of Art
Added to basket
£27.95
Paperback
Flying Too Close to the Sun
Added to basket
Plant: Exploring the Botanical World
Added to basket
Destination Architecture
Added to basket
Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016
Added to basket
The Fashion Book
Added to basket
£7.95   £6.49
Paperback
Steve McCurry: Looking East
Added to basket
Graphic
Added to basket
£16.95
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.