Paris Moderne: 1914-1945

Cohen, Jean-Louis/ Journel, Guillemette Morel


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This broad survey of modernism – the most scintillating creative era in Paris-spans all domains: architecture, art, design, entertainment, fashion, film, literature, photography.

The lives and works of artists in every creative discipline transformed Paris into a crucible of modernity in the first half of the twentieth century. Profiles of eighty-eight influential artists, designers, photographers, architects, writers, and personalities – including Gabrielle Chanel, Eileen Gray, Jean Prouve, Pablo Picasso, Tamara de Lempicka, Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Brassai, Man Ray, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Adolf Loos, Walter Benjamin, Josephine Baker, Jean Renoir, Gertrude Stein, and more – highlight the boundless creative energy and optimism that permeated the City of Light at this key historical juncture. Richly illustrated alphabetical entries with cross-references to related topics are complemented by six thematic essays on cinema, fashion, graphic design, habitation, painting, and urban planning. A portfolio of original contemporary photographs-from the historic center to the suburbs of Paris-reveals traces of modernism in dozens of buildings and their interiors that are rarely open to the public. This catalog-published to accompany an exhibition at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai in summer 2023 – sketches a panorama of human invention across the vast creative landscape of Paris from 1914 to 1945.

Format: Hardback
Pages: 356
Imprint: Flammarion France
Publication date: 05/10/2023

ISBN: 9782080421944 Category: