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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|Author||Stéphane Boudin-Lestienne, Alexandre Mare|
|Number of pages||141|
|Language||Bilingue Français / English|
|Dimensions||300 x 230|
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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