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Verne, Henri & Rene Chavance, Pour Comprendre L'Art Decoratif Moderne en France, Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1925, first edition, 12mo (7" x 4.75"), HB, green cloth boards w/ decorative gilt embossed titles, VG / none. Spine faded, extremities worn, slightly cocked, prev owner's sig to ffep,.

288 pp, 515 b&w hors-texte illustrations. Copious examples of the best of early 20th Century French decorative arts objects as realized by its leading designers and manufacturers.

Contents: Monuments, Houses, Furniture, Objets d'Art, Ornamentation, Transportation. Objects include sculpture in metal, stone & ceramics, wallpaper, carpets, lighting, stained glass and glassware, books, jewelry, scarves, shoes, industrial objects, and many more. Works by Ruhlmann, Lalique among countless others. One of the first books, of the period, to present what was referred to at the time as "Style Moderne" - first seen at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes and would become the highly influential style we know today as "Art Deco".

An important book on the subject inspite of its diminutive size.    [Book ID # 1755]

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