An Exposition of Modern French Decorative Art

SHAVER, DOROTHY

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New York: Lord & Taylor, 1928, Scarce catalog of an important exhibition of French decorative arts featuring the "rationalists" as represented by Pierre Chareau and Francis Jourdain, and the "traditionalists", represented by Ruhlmann and Sue et Mare. Works were shown in a series of nine ensembles ("Dining Room", "Woman's Bedroom", etc.); other exhibits included glassware, textiles, cramics, lacquer, etc. A successful exhibition, extended twice and viewed by more than 300,000 people. (Friedman, "Selling Good Design").Exhibition assembled and designed with the assistance of Lucien Vogel and Ely Jacques Kahn. Catalog was published without illustrations. First edition. 28 cm; 32 pp. Damage to spine, with pieces of front and rear wrappers lacking; date in ink to front wrapper; else a good copy in original pictorial wrappers. (Item ID: 012456)



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