les presses du réel

Andrée Putman in San SebastiánThe Story of a Singular Project

Andrée Putman - Andrée Putman in San Sebastián
One of Andrée Putman's latest home designs, from the plans, drawings, and pictures of an amazing apartment in San Sebastián (Basque Country, Spain).
This publication is the story of one of Putman's latest projects, an apartment in the vasque city of San Sebastián. The book includes the original designs made to plan the house and pictures of the completed project. The house remains contemporary and atemporal in both ways.
Andrée Putman was born in 1925 in Paris. Abandoning her initial plan of a musical career, from the 1950s onwards she worked as a journalist and designer for the magazines “Elle” and “l'Oeil”. Open to the art of her time, she was acquainted with a number of artists such as Pierre Alechinsky, Bram Van Velde, Alberto Giacometti and Niki de Saint Phalle. Whilst working as a designer in 1958 for the Prisunic chain of shops and later for the Mafia agency in 1968, she intuitively spotted many future talents (Issey Miyake, Ossie Clark, Claude Montana and Thierry Mugler). From the 1980s onwards, Andrée Putman developed numerous projects, in interior design, rehabilitation, as well as the conversion of spaces into cultural sites, which little by little added to a growing international reputation (Morgans Hotel, New York; Boutiques Azzedine Alaïa, Paris; Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux; The Concorde; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen). In 1978 she created the ECART study office and brought back to the light works by forgotten creative talents from the 1930s.
Texts by Gabriel Calparsoro, Enric Pastor, Olivia Putman, Jose Gorritxo.

Published by This Side Up (Madrid).
 
published in April 2021
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
20 x 28 cm (hardcover, cloth binding, transparent paper dust jacket)
84 pages (12 color & 39 b/w ill.)
 
36.00
 
ISBN : 978-8-41207-209-9
EAN : 9788412072099
 
in stock
Andrée Putman: other title



 top of page