Les Arts Decoratifs Modernes
A comprehensive compendium on all the applied art domains in the first half of 20th century France: from metalwork to furniture, jewellery, glassmaking, and tapestry. The text is furthermore accompanied by 830 black and white illustrations and two-colour prints. The year of publication of this important work, 1925, also associates with the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, which coined the term Art Deco. It is therefore especially curious to note the silver motifs that adorn the binding of Gaston Quénioux's book, which form part of the artistic language that would shape and define the 1920s and 1930s.