Alexander Girard: Popular Edition

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8.66 X 11.5 X 2.05 inches | 7.15 pounds

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About the Author
Alexander Girard (1907-1993) was a pre-eminent mid-20th century designer whose work spanned many disciplines, including textile design, graphic design, typography, illustration, furniture design, interior design, product design, exhibit design, and architecture. He was born in New York, to an American mother and French-Italian father, raised in Florence, Italy, and graduated from the Royal School of Architecture in Rome.
Todd Oldham is one of the most beloved and mediagenic designers working today. Originally a couture fashion designer with several stores in New York, and a commentator on MTV's House of Style, Todd's career has evolved to include all areas of design, from film and photography to furniture and graphic art. Todd appears frequently as a consultant on NBC's Today, as well as on MTV's enormously popular Crib Crashers, for which Todd redesigns teenagers' homes in the likeness of their favorite stars' abode. Oldham designs his own line of dorm room furnishings for Target in addition to a line of furniture for La-Z-Boy, and he is currently developing a television series based on Handmade Modern. Most recently, he has become a contributing editor to ReadyMade magazine. He lives in New York City.
"Alexander Girard' is an encyclopedic (672 pages!) study of the design guru's influential style, especially his whimsical table settings." --Martha Stewart Living

"At 672 pages and a hefty 15 pounds, 'Alexander Girard, ' by Todd Oldham and Kiera Coffee, might appear to be a catalog raisonne, featuring all of the prolific designer's textiles, graphics, illustrations, furniture, interiors, products and buildings. In fact, Mr. Oldham said, Mr. Girard 'saved everything--every magazine clipping, every article, every ad.' To make sense of it all, Mr. Oldham and his team sifted through thousands of photos and documents, interviewing relatives and former employees." --The New York Times