COLLECTOR'S 1978 rare first edition vintage soft cover book - Erte Graphics: Five Complete Suites Reproduced in Full Color.
The Seasons, The Alphabet, The Numerals, The Aces,
The Precious Stones Erte; Cinq Suites De Lithographies,
Les Saisons, LAlphabet, Les Chiffres, Les As, Les Pierres Precieuses.
Brief Preface offers bibliographic data by Salome Estorick of Grosvenor Gallery, London. Publisher: Dover Publications, Copyright, 1978. ISBN 0486235807. Not ex-library.
This volume provides a fascinating sample of Erté's very best graphic work, offering every plate from his most successful collections.
Fifty full page color art prints including 4 on covers. Each plate a BRILLIANT work of art, painstakingly reproduced from autographed, limited-edition lithographs.
Photos do not fully capture gorgeous color; wait until you see up close. Print with no. 5 has natural white spots; its clean just original print.
Russian born, Paris bred artist Erte (Romain de Tirtoff) traditionally recognized as one of the foremost fashion and theatrical designers of the 20th century.
But in 1968, when he produced his first lithographs, art lovers agreed that he had found another medium suited to his extraordinary talents.
His love of blazing color, taste for the exotic, his romanticism and wit, his vision of the lyrical, flowing human figure - all merged with uncanny precision and craftsmanship upon dramatic backgrounds of his lithographs.
The Alphabet (1977); The Numerals (1968); The Aces (1974); The Precious Stones (1969); and The Seasons (1970).
Oversize softcover/paperback, glossy pictorial wraps, $5.00 back, 46pp, 9" x 12". Fine/excellent vintage condition. Pages near fine/bright/crisp/clean-minimal wear.
Cover & interior/excellent/very good++/bright/clean/light shelfwear-light yellowing-light corner creasing-bumping. Binding tight-light spine pull-no separation.
A must have visual masterpiece; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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