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Graphique De La Rue

Author: Louise Fili.

Graphique De La Rue

Author: Louise Fili.

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Item #: D21071
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Publication Date: 2015
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781616893132
When viewed as works of art, street signs can tell us quite a lot about the culture that created them, and here designer Louise Fili presents some 200 page-filling color photos of the eclectic, occasionally extravagant signage in Paris. Classic neon café signs are juxtaposed with the dramatic facades of the Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergère, while colorful mosaics ... More
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When viewed as works of art, street signs can tell us quite a lot about the culture that created them, and here designer Louise Fili presents some 200 page-filling color photos of the eclectic, occasionally extravagant signage in Paris. Classic neon café signs are juxtaposed with the dramatic facades of the Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergère, while colorful mosaics announce hotels, department stores, fishmongers, even public toilets. Hector Guimard's art nouveau entrances to the Paris Métro stations are matched with a large metal snail atop an escargot establishment, while oversized hanging shears indicate a knife and scissors maker.


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