Pierre Paulin (Hardcover)

Life and Work

By Nadine Descendre (Text by), Benjamin Chelly (By (photographer))

Vendome Press, 9780865653351, 240pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2016

List Price: 65.00*
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About the Author

Nadine Descendre is a journalist, art critic, documentary filmmaker, and curator. She is currently the Director of l’Agence Interculturelle Européenne (A.I.E.) in Paris.


Praise For Pierre Paulin: Life and Work

"Capturing the designs of Pierre Paulin, whose internationally lauded work departed from the linear restraints of midcentury design, Pierre Paulin: Life and Work depicts a bygone era of sleek departure lounges and pop-era icons. . . . Paulin's fondness for bright colors seeps off the pages--even the book's edges are a bright blue."


"Pierre Paulin: Life and Work should be at the top of design lovers' reading lists."


"Pierre Paulin: Life and Work by Nadine Descendre [is] a sumptuous volume about a French classic of modernism. . . . Paulin's recognition long overdue, the book moves him up to the front burner."


"Nadine Descendre [offers] glimpses into the mind and character behind such classics as the Orange Slice chair. The effect is a slow-forming portrait of a conflicted and often controversial designer, colored with occasional bursts of detail from personal accounts, beautifully interspersed with radiant unpublished sketches, vivid models, and family photographs."