Max Ingrand

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-10-14
  • Publisher: Norma Edicions
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  • This monograph is a retrospective on Max Ingrand, major designer of light fixtures, furniture and stained glass, from the 1930s to the late '60s

Implementing a remarkable technique, Max Ingrand (1908-1969) never stopped exploring the interplay of glass and light, which he discovered as a child in the stained glass windows of the cathedral of Chartres. Key figure of Art Deco with his décors engraved in the antique style, he returned to working with stained glass after the war, creating one of the century's most prolific bodies of expressionist work in this domain, before integrating light directly in the material of incandescent lamps in 1950s. Art director for Fontana Arte, collaborator with Saint-Gobain and founder of the Verre Lumière Company, this master glass artist dedicated the latter part of his life to experimentation with new technologies in his quest to develop transparent architecture.

Author Biography

A PhD in art history, Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier wrote a thesis on the life and work of the decorator. Jean-Michel Frank, which was published by Editions Norma in 2006. A specialist of decorative arts of the twentieth century, he participated in several exhibitions, including "Jean Royere, Decorator in Paris," the museum of decorative arts in Paris. A recognized expert on the art market, he has been head of the department "Art of the twentieth century" since 2013 at Christie's. He is also the author of Max Ingrand, Norma, 2009.

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