Breathtaking Materials presents the unique savoir-faire of a new generation of creators through 600 photographs, in a production that will inspire architects, decorators, craftsmen and passionate amateurs.
In her book, Caroline Perrin presents six “inspirations”: wood, glass, metal, animal, mineral and textile, inviting the reader to explore the universe of noble, original, rare and precious materials. She teaches us about the creation process of a breathtaking material. The encounter between the craftsman and a material is consecrated by the eye of a designer or architect: from this alchemy, an outstanding and unique piece of work is born.
The author invites us to gauge the unique and inimitable work of the hand – the incomparable “artistic imperfection” that raises a material to the rank of luxury and refinement.
The aesthetic essence of each material is captured in close-ups and detail. Thanks to the quantity, quality and magnitude of the reproductions, we can literally soak up the creativity and the innovative spirit of these artists of outstanding exception.
French / English
x 35 cm