Jean Prouvé con Jean Prouve
This exquisitely produced and comprehensive slipcased publication, edited by Paris' Galerie Patrick Seguin, is a new and enlarged edition of the original two-volume Jean Prouve monograph that was published in 2007 to fill a hole in the previously existing scholarship, most of which had focused on Prouve's architecture. Featuring a redesigned cover and graphics, it adds presentations of each house exhibited by Galerie Patrick Seguin (with archival images, plans and contemporary photos); an expanded selection of private international collections with photography of Prouve furniture; and a catalog of Prouve exhibitions organized by Galerie Patrick Seguin from 1990 to 2016.
Also included (from the original edition) are a collection of interviews with collectors and design professionals; a detailed biography of Prouve by his daughter, Catherine Prouve; and essays by design historian Raymond Guidot and architecture historian Catherine Coley.
Today the oeuvre of Prouve is considered essential to the history of 20th-century design. Prouve's furniture designs were determined by the interior spaces the pieces would inhabit, and they were developed in tandem with the modernist principles of the -art of living- and -harmonious habitat- that were so characteristic of the time. This volume celebrates the unity of his brilliant vision.