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Famous in France.

Famous in France (second only to Corb), Robert Mallet-Stevens was one of the most influential figures of the inter-war era, designing a series of imposing villas for rich clients, together with shops, casinos, hotels, furniture, film sets and pavilions for the 1937 Paris Expo. Now the subject of a scholarly and revealing retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, the world of Mallet-Stevens is brought vividly to life, through an array of drawings, photographs, maquettes, furniture and film extracts. His masterpiece is the Paris street that still bears his name in the upmarket 16th arrondissement, an ensemble of streamlined mansions with reinforced-concrete frames and mod cons, built between 1926 and 1934. Shown here is the hotel particulier for the Martel brothers, now restored to its original glory. C.S.

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Robert Mallet-Stevens Architect, 1886-1945, Centre Pompidou, Paris, until 29 August

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Publication:The Architectural Review
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Geographic Code:4EUFR
Date:Jul 1, 2005
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