Scarce Out of Print'Jean Prouve en Lorraine (uvres d'architectes) (French Edition) (French) Paperback January 1, 1990' Mid-Century Modern Architecture Book. Wonderful book about the architecture of Jean Prouve in the Lorraine region; for serious Jean Prouve collectors only. A catalog of buildings in the Prouve home province which he designed or to which he contributed metalwork or technical expertise. Jean prouvé commissioned this "experimental" house for his family in 1954 and it is packed full of the genius and avant-gardism of Nancy's "man of iron".
In his numerous works, Jean Prouvé succeeded in marrying functionality, suitability of materials and a sense of economy with the complex requirements of batch construction. He was a member of the Resistance during the war and became Mayor of Nancy on the city's liberation. However he soon gave up this position in order to dedicate his time to reconstruction efforts. In 1947, he transferred his workshops to Maxéville, where he opened a factory employing 200 people.Semi-industrial production flourished but margins were low and he was beset by constant cash flow problems. After disagreement with his principal shareholder, he left the business in 1953. The following year, he built his own home and set up his old office in the garden (both the house and office have been classified as Historic Monuments since 1987). Scarce copy in mint (new condition) wrapped in plastic.
Text in French only, me no English. Publisher: Archives modernes de l'architecture Lorraine (1990).The item "Jean PROUVE Architecture Book French Mid Century Modern Eames 1950s Era, Scarce" is in sale since Monday, August 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "skystays32" and is located in Sonoma, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Russian federation, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.