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Pierre Paulin: Life and Work


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A comprehensive study of the life and work of Pierre Paulin, the iconic post-war French designer of furniture, objects, residential and commercial interiors, sumptuously illustrated with over 300 photographs and drawings.

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Nadine Descendre enjoys an international reputation as a journalist, art critic, documentary film maker, and curator. Mme Descendre has held several high level posts within the Ministry of Culture, is a former director of Ecole des Beaux-Arts(Nimes), and has taught at Columbia University and lectured at MoMA. Currently, Nadine Descendre is the Director of l'Agence Interculturelle Europeenne (A.I.E.).


"Pierre Paulin: Life and Work should be at the top of design lovers' reading lists." -- "Esquire"
"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." -- "Elle Decor"
"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."-- "Surface"

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