Hélène Henry - The fabrics of modernity

Hélène Henry - Publisher Gourcuff Gradenigo - Ouvrage relié - 141 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2021

The first monograph devoted to Hélène Henry, this book retraces the journey of a little-known pioneer who is nonetheless essential to the history of French decorative art from the interwar period.

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Model 9782353403424
Artist Hélène Henry
Author Stéphane Boudin-Lestienne, Alexandre Mare
Publisher Gourcuff Gradenigo
Format Ouvrage relié
Number of pages 141
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 300 x 230
Published 2021

Indeed, this textile designer's rare audacity is still eclipsed by the most important interior designers of the time: Jourdain, Mallet-Stevens, Chareau, Herbst, Printz, Klotz, Dominique, Dupré-Lafon, etc. to whom she nonetheless supplied wall coverings and rugs.

A founding member of the Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM), she defended the values of their common causes. The critic Léandre Vaillat even saw in her the « heart of this new group » : a woman with a clear discourse, whose work consisted of obviousness and simplicity. It is now more than urgent to place the work of Hélène Henry in the spotlight.


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