Eileen Gray Collectors Edition

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This unique collector's edition of Jennifer Goff's work 'Eileen Gray Her Work and Her World' comes with an embossed linen wrapped slip case and is signed by the author. This book has been described as "the most comprehensive biography of Irish-born Eileen Gray – architect, photographer, interior and furniture designer – one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century. Gray’s philosophy, world and work is presented through stunning images and rarely seen material from the collection at the National Museum of Ireland". An essential addition to the collector's library. Jennifer Goff of the National Museum of Ireland expertly blends art history and biography to create this stunning ensemble, offering a clear beacon of light into truly understanding Gray, the woman and the professional. Gray was a self taught polymath and her work was multi-functional, user friendly, ready for mass production, yet succinctly unique. Her designs show great technical virtuosity. Gray's expertise in lacquer work and carpet design, often overlooked, is given due attention in this book, as is her fascinating relationship with the architect Le Corbusier and many other compelling and complex relationships. The book also offers rare insights into Gray's early years as an artist.