Lot 216 of 353:
Electric Lights at the 1925 Paris Art Deco Show  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Le Luminaire et les Moyens d'Eclairages Nouveaux
Author:
Janneau, Guillaume
Place:
Paris
Publisher:
Editions d'Art Ch. Moreau
Date:
[1926]
Description:

[8] pp. plus 48 plates, each with several images printed in black on a sepia background. Loose in portfolio, as issued. (Small folio) 33x25 cm (13x9¾") original cloth-backed and edged board portfolio, lettered and decorated in silver and red. First Edition.

One of the most astonishing illustrated works issued in conjunction with the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes, held in Paris in 1925. This portfolio illustrates more than one hundred floor and table lamps, wall sconces, chandeliers, and other forms of domestic electric illumination, by such Art Deco masters as Maurice Dufrêne, Robert Mallet-Stevens, J.-E. Ruhlmann, and the Lalique studios. The range of imagination and the brilliance of workmanship as well as the self-confidence and exuberance of the designers is frequently breathtaking. A second portfolio on this subject appeared in 1929.

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Condition:
Portfolio lightly worn and soiled; very good.
 
Item number:
287467
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