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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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Deshairs, Leon & Fernand David, L'Art Decoratif Francais 1918-1925,, Paris, Editions Albert Levy, lg folio (14.75" x 11.5"), HB, off-white illus. paper bds on black cloth spine w/ black decorative titles, VG- / none. See below for details.

Boards soiled, yellowed, foxing, exposed at corners; 2-.25" tears at foot of spine; endpapers' edges yellowed; edgeworn; seller's stamp, bookplate, & seller's stamp on front pastedown; seller's stamp on ffep; waviness to text block; rear hinge cracked; despite these, interior clean & tight.

Ca. 1930. (xi) +188 pp. of plates, many in color. A seminal volume on art deco design, showing examples of furniture, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, glassware, bookbinding, and interior decoration. Designs by Ruhlmann, Chareau, DufrŤne, Delaunay, Puiforcat, Adler, Brandt, Benedictus, Lalique, Legrain, SŁe et Mare, Mallet-Stevens and many others. With index of designers.     [Book ID # 862]


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