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Encyclopedie Des Arts Décoratifs Et Industriels Modernes, Complete in 12 Volumes

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First edition, complete in 12 volumes, of the Encyclopedie des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernest au XXeme Siecle, published by Imprimerie Nationale, Office Central D'Editions et de Libraire Paris. Not dated, but 1925. Each volume large 4to (9.25" x 11.25"), hardcover with half bound boards, printed spines that together spell out the title, and geometrically patterned endpapers. Approximately 1200 plates with heliogravures (intaglio prints), some in color, plus tables of contents and bibliographies. Text in French. The definitive tome, considered the official report of the 1925 Paris Exhibition, delineating the Art Deco style as an international phenomenon. Printed by the French Government Printing Office on Arches Vellum paper. Contents as follow: V. 1. Evolution of decorative and industrial art.--v. 2. Architecture.--v. 3. Architectural ornamention and sculpture.--v. 4. Furniture.--v. 5. Furniture, hardware and accessories.--v. 6. Textiles and paper products.--v. 7. The art of the book.--v. 8. Toys, scientific and musical instruments, vehicles of transportation.--v. 9. Costume and fashion design.--v. 10. Stage design, photography and film.--v. 11. The environment, street and garden.--v. 12. The teaching of the decorative arts. Measurements are of the set; each book has a depth of approximately 1 inch.
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 11.25 in (28.58 cm)Width: 14.5 in (36.83 cm)Depth: 9.25 in (23.5 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 12
  • Style:
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    1925
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Mild bowing to boards, more pronounced in v. 4 and 5. Slight lean to spine of v. 1 and 5; lean to spine of v. 4. Overall, gentle bumping and light rubbing to extremities, with foxing to top edge. All but two volumes protected by mylar sheets.
  • Seller Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU828539596262
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