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Books and materials relating to the applied arts after WWI; their use in architecture & interior design; the design of handworked and manufactured objects including: ceramics, metalwork, wood, jewelry, textiles, glass, furniture, graphics, clocks & watches, toys, leather, etc.

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Arminjon, Catherine, Yvonne Brunhammer, Madeleine Deschamps, Francois Grand, Raymond Guidot, Francois Mathey, David R. McFadden, Evelyne Posseme, Suzanne Tise, L'Art de Vivre: Decorative Arts and Design in France, 1789-1989, New York, Vendome Press/Cooper-Hewitt Museum/Smithsonian Museum, 1989, first edition, folio (12.25" x 9.5"), HB, brown cloth boards w/ black embossed spine titles in color photo dj w/ black titles, VG+ / VG+. Spine extremities bumped. DJ extremities bumped.

256 pp, lavishly illustrated, 318 color photos, 154 b/w photos and engravings. Includes bibliographical footnotes, index. Originally published in conjunction with the exhibit of the same name at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum commemorating the bicentennial of the French Revolution. Eight essays by contributing art history scholars in various fields include: "Two Centuries of French Style," "National, International, and Universal Expositions and the French Decorative Arts," "Les Grands Magasins," "Domestic Elegance: The French at Home," "The Art of Dining," "French Taste in Fashion: Myth and Reality," "Bijouterie and Joaillerie," "Forty Years of French Design." Both the exhibition and this corresponding volume survey 200 years of developments in French design, industry, and commercialism and the resulting impact they have had on the l'arts de vivre [the arts of living]. An important, uniquely comprehensive reference on French design and a fine tribute to the French bicentennial.    [Book ID # 1251]


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