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Graphique de la Rue - by Louise Fili (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 264

Genre: Social Science

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

Author: Louise Fili

Language: English

TCIN: 78489793
UPC: 9781616893132
Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-2906

Description

Paris is a city of pure enchantment, and everyone who loves the City of Light has a Parisian muse, from the Tour Eiffel to cr�me caramel. For celebrated graphic designer and incessant fl�neur Louise Fili, it's the city's dazzling signage. For more than four decades, Fili has strolled picturesque Parisian rues and boulevards with map and camera, cataloging the work of generations of sign craftsmen.

Graphique de la Rue is Fili's photographic diary of hundreds of Paris's most inventive restaurant, shop, hotel, street, and advertising signs. Classic neon caf� signs are juxtaposed with the dramatic facades of the Moulin Rouge and the Folies Berg�re. Colorful mosaics cheerfully announce hotel entrances, department stores, fishmongers, even public toilets. Hector Guimard's legendary entrances to the Paris M�tro stations brush elbows with graceful gold-leaf and dimensional Art Deco, Futurist, or Art Nouveau architectural lettering, as well as whimsical pictorial signs (giant eyeglasses announce optiques, and oversized hanging shears indicate a knife and scissors maker).

A major influence on Fili's own work, many of these masterpieces of vernacular design, now destroyed, live on solely in this book, a typographic love letter to Paris sure to inspire designers and armchair travelers alike.

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