Made in France celebrates the innovative and experimental design, sophisticated style, and rich artistry of French popular culture. Reed Darmon has created a beautiful and inspiring collection of vintage French design from the past century. The hundreds of images packed into this delightfully compact book include movie, caf, and travel posters, book and magazine covers, advertisements, music albums, household product packaging, fashion items, toys, and other colorful and irresistible ephemera. A stylish object and graphic essay in one, Made in France is an extraordinary glimpse into the heart of French popular culture. Trs chic!
In this pocket (4.5x6") gift book, Darmon, author of several other art and design books for the publisher, collects hundreds of high-quality color images of French graphic design from the past 100 years, including movie and travel posters, Art Nouveau and Déco products and packaging, popular magazine and novel covers, fashion magazines and accessories, music albums, and children's games, and other pop culture ephemera. The collection is dominated by artifacts centered around Paris, and emphasizes the period between the world wars. A brief introduction surveys a century's worth of cultural and artistic trends influencing graphic design in France. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)