1931 Decorative Art: The Studio Year Book
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first edition of this work. The first edition of the 1931 yearbook on Decorative Art edited by C G Holme.
With twenty eight pages of advertisements giving an insight into the design of the 1930s such as ads for Thonet furniture, John Line and Sons Distinctive bookbinding, and more.
A yearbook of decorative art, comprising various illustrations in text and six coloured plates. Collated, complete. Recording the progress in the 1930s of the cooperation between artists and craftsmen, including: an introduction on decorative art in relation to modern tendencies; plans and exteriors; interior decoration in Europe and America; furniture and hangings; lighting and heating; pottery, glass, table, and kitchenware; decoration and ornament.
by various contributors including Curtis Moffat, Bruno Taut, Maurice Dufréne, and others.
In the unclipped dustwrapper.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally very smart with slight shelf wear and a minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine. The cloth to the spine has slightly faded. Loosely inserted, a folding model of the dining room in Yacht Coronet designed and executed by Maurice Adams. The dustwrapper is unclipped and excellent with only minor shelf wear and a slight chipping and minor faint spotting to the flyleaves, not affecting the externals, as well as a slight sunning to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean. Copiously illustrated throughout with six coloured plates. Collated, complete.
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