A COLORFUL LIFE: GERE KAVANAUGH, DESIGNER - SIGNED BY THE AUTHORS
(KAVANAUGH, GERE). Kavanaugh, Gere, Louise Sandhaus & Kat Catmur. Hudson, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2019. First Edition. Small 4to. 1/4 Cloth Over Illustrated Boards. Design Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued.
224pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. The designer Gere Kavanaugh is an irrepressible force of nature who epitomized the craft and folk vibe of the sixties and seventies California design scene and remains a larger-than-life personality today. Raised in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1952 Kavanaugh became only the third woman to earn a degree at Cranbrook Academy of Art's design program. After successful stints as one of GM's so-called Damsels of Design and as director of interiors for Victor Gruen's architecture and planning firm, she opened Gere Kavanaugh/Designs. There, Kavanaugh put her unique stamp on textiles, furniture, toys, graphics, store and restaurant interiors, holiday decor, housewares, and public art as well as designing and curating exhibitions. But perhaps her most enduring project has been the joyful, open-ended, ongoing experiment of her own lifestyle and homes, a dream of color and handcraft. Kavanaugh was awarded the AIGA Medal in 2016, recognizing her "prodigious and polymathic approach to design." A brand new, most handsome example of this comprehensive, monograph on the esteemed Ms. Kavanaugh additionally SIGNED by the authors.
PLEASE NOTE: Copies of “A Colorful Life...” will be signed by authors Gere Kavanaugh, Louise Sandhaus and Kat Catmur at our event on Tuesday, May 21st, and shipped beginning Wednesday, May 22nd.
978-1616897628 Inventory Number: E000GKACL