COLLECTOR'S 1990 first edition out-of-print vintage hardcover book with original dust jacket - The Brilliance of Art Deco by Julian Robinson.
The first thematic survey of this superb art form which blossomed in Paris in the early twentieth century. Over 250 exquisite color plates and black & white illustrations created between 1908 and 1932 by the major Art Deco image-makers. A celebration of the achievements of these extraordinary artists who through their skill, ingenuity and flair, captured unique flavor and preserved ambiance of this fascinating period.
Publishers: Bartley & Jensen, Bay Books, Sidney, Australia, New York, London, Copyright, 1990, undated, ISBN 1862561117. Not ex-library.
Master 20th century artists and designers: Georges Lepape, Bakst, Barbier, Dufy, Picasso, Van Gogh, Benito, Charles Martin, Drian, M. Cito, Paul Iribe, Georges Valmier, Delauney, Andre Marty, Guy Arnoux, L'Hom, E.A. Seguy, Manset and more.
Illustrations printed by de-luxe pochoir process, elaborate and expensive method of colour printing. Involved very accurate hand stenciling to reproduce exact likeness and mood of artist's original. All art featured was culled from Robinsons' priceless and extensive collection of over 10,000 Art Deco printed images. Regarded as one of the most important and comprehensive in the world.
Paintings, Lithograph Prints, Woodblock Prints, Asian Art, Magazine Covers, Photographs, Art Nouveau Style Prints, Textiles, Japanese Silk, European, Chromo-litho Art Prints, Haute Couture, Paris Fashion, Fashion Models, Vever Jewelry, Fashion Accessories, Interior Design and more.
Originally published in exclusive publications including famous French fashion journals who used Pochoir process to produce high fashion plates: La Gazette du bon ton, Le Jardin des Dames et des Modes, La Femme Chic, Les Robes de Paul Poiret, Repetoire du gout moderne, Decors et couleurs, Nous deux, Sports et Divertismsments and others.
CHAPTERS: The Origins of the World of Art Deco, The Early Experimental Style, The Artists and the Image Makers, The Golden Age of Illustration, The Changing Ideals of Art Deco, The Streamlined Design Style and The Continuing Influence.
JULIAN ROBINSON: Royal College of Art, Fellow Royal Society of the Arts, Director of Fashion Studies at Hornsby College; Head Interior Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design at Sydney College. Author of The Golden Age of Style.
Photos do not fully capture exact color hues and elaborate detail; wait until you see these art prints up close. Oversize heavy hardcover, vibrant color pictorial DJ. Gray cloth boards, white titles front & spine, 208pp, 13" x 10". MINT glossy, unused cardstock pages. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition.
Pages fine/bright/clean. Cover near fine overall/bright/clean/light shelfwear includes edgewear-rubbing-corners-spine ends bumped. DJ excellent/very good/bright/clean/general shelfwear includes light edgewear-light chipping-scuffing-some soft creases-1" spine tear-back minimal spotting.
Do not pass up this Art Deco masterpiece; will make a FABULOUS gift!!