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Born in 1942, Philippe Weisbecker studied interior design in Paris. By 1968 he had moved to New York and was working as a draftsman in an architectural firm, before forging a career as an illustrator at the age of 30. His work has been acknowledged by and published in major American publications such as the New York Times, Time magazine and The New Yorker, amongst others. Weisbecker's work shifted gradually during the late 90's from commissions to his own original productions, which now exhibit in galleries worldwide.

 

Weisbecker's art often focuses on depicting elements of our daily lives that are untouched by the sometimes devastating effects of fashionable trends. These range from tools to appliances, from industrial buildings to public housing and, in the case of his latest book, greenhouses. These functional structures have not strayed far from the original formula over time – the primarily glass designs are created for the purpose of preserving an inner world from the outside world. They work to a blueprint where form is dictated by purpose. Weisbecker’s investigation into the simplistic beauty of these structures is amalgamated through text and image in Greenhouse Studies, available through Nieves Books.

 

Source - Nieves Books

Jack Smylie

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