Kiera Coffee
AMMO Books, Los Angeles, CA, 2011, English
Nonfiction, Architecture; Nonfiction, Graphic Design; Nonfiction, Product/Industrial Design; Nonfiction, Interior Design; Nonfiction, Textile Design
16 x 12 inches, hardcover, 672 pages
ISBN: 9781934429846
Suggested Retail Price: $200

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From the Publisher. Renowned designer Todd Oldham and writer Kiera Coffee have created this massive monograph on seminal designer Alexander Girard as the ultimate tribute to this design icon. This 672-page book covers virtually every aspect of Girard's distrinctive career. As one of the most prolific and versatile mid-20th century designers, Girard's work spanned many disciplines, including textile design, graphic design, typography, illustration, furniture design, interior design, product design, exhibit design, and architecture. Exhaustively researched and lovingly assembled by designer Todd Oldham, this tome is the definitive must-have book on Girard's oeuvre.

On 3 book lists
Jonathan Adler

This book has only just been released, but I had the privilege of seeing an advance copy and I can honestly say that it’s the most inspiring book I’ve ever seen. Alexander Girard was a genius. Everything he did was beautiful and original and idiosyncratic. I love him. But I don’t love how bloody prolific he was—makes me feel like a total slacker.

Wendy Goodman

This is probably the most important design book to come out this year. It pulls together all of Alexander Girard’s work in one volume. And every single page is a revelation. It’s a bouquet of riches. A masterpiece.

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