Title: Art Nouveau Designers at the Paris Salons: ...
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist
Book Condition: New
The sixth volume in a series providing a visual record of the decorative arts of the Paris Salons at a pivotal point in their development. Due to wear and tear, practically none of the textile and leatherware pieces illustrated here have survived outside museum collections or appeared at auction. Num Pages: 400 pages, 30 colour illustrations, 2000 b&w illustrations. BIC Classification: 3JH; 3JJ; AC; WCS; WCV. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 225 x 284 x 35. Weight in Grams: 1878. . 2002. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781851493746
Synopsis: The catalogues of the Paris Salons at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century provide a unique archive of illustrations of the decorative arts at a pivotal time in their development, the five previous volumes covering Jewellery, Furniture, Ceramics and Glass, and Objets d'Art. The fabric designers of the Art Nouveau style who exhibited at the Paris Salons produced a remarkable oeuvre in printed and woven fabric, silk, lace, embroidery and tapestry. Bookbinding was, and still is, a well-established French tradition, and bibliophiles commissioned unique bindings from artist-designers who, at the same time, were also creating and exhibiting non-bound leather goods - handbags, blotters, upholstery. This volume is probably the most important in the series. Because of wear and tear, practically none of the approximate 1,200 textile and leatherware pieces illustrated have survived outside museum collections or appeared at auction, unlike the items covered by the earlier volumes.
About the Author: Alastair Duncan was for fourteen years associated with Christie's, New York, latterly as a Consultant. After joining the auction house in 1977, he organized and catalogued a great number of sales devoted to Art Nouveau and Art Deco and nineteenth-century decorative arts. He has acted as guest curator for exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and is now an independent consultant specializing in the decocrative arts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is the author of many books, including Art Deco Furniture, Art Nouveau Furniture, American Art Deco, and Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany.
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