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.

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  • Language

    French / English

  • Publishing date

  • Size

    x 35 cm

  • Editor

    Editions Vial

  • Weight

    2890 gr

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