Very Rare Out of Print Book Titled'Les Décorateurs des années 40' Frech Interior-, Furniture-, and Home Design Book. We are rediscovering the 1940s today. Exhibitions and publications bring André Arbus, Paul Dupré-Lafon, Jules Leleu, Jean Pascaud, Marc du Plantier, Jacques Quinet, Jean Royère or Louis Süe back to the fore.The time has therefore come to draw up a panorama of the decorative arts of an era which includes a host of decorators, furniture and light designers, ironworkers, ceramists. Difficult to pin down precisely, like many other styles, the 40 asserted itself with the Exposition internationale de Paris in 1937 and the Salon des artistes décorateurs in 1939, and ended in the 1950s. Even if, from the mid-1930s, there was an evolution towards more lyricism, the return to eccentric forms, ornamentation, fine craftsmanship, styles from the past. The extremely diverse aesthetic trends, art deco, modernism, neoclassicism and baroque, analyzed by Bruno Foucart, and the contrasting careers of the decorators retraced by Jean-Louis Gaillemin make it possible to define the ambitions of a style that fascinates many contemporary creators. This is the Decorators of the 1940's book in the heralded and essential series from Editions Norma released in 1998. As should be expected, this is a quality production: a blind-stamped oversized hardback, sewn binding, 303 pp, 4 pounds, well over 300 color illustrations and several dozen illustrations in b&w. Indexed with a 7 page bibliography. It begins with Bruno Fourcart's 50 page illustrated essay "Le style 40: Un moment de grace pour l'art francais" before settling in to chapters on the following designers: Jacques Adnet Andre Arbus Dolt Dominique Rene Drouet Dupre-Lafon Maurice Jallot Jules LeLeu Jean-Charles Moreux Maxime Old Jean Pascaud Gilbert Poillerat Rene Prou Jacques Quinet Serge Roche Lucien Rollin Raymond Subes Louis Sue Emilio Terry.
An overview of the decorative arts of an era which has an array of decorators, designers of furniture and lighting, metalworkers, and ceramicists. Difficult to define precisely, like many other styles, that of the 40's starts with the l'Exposition Internationale de Paris in 1937 and the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs of 1939 and ends in the 50's. Contains 300 illustrations mostly in color. Publisher: Norma; First Edition edition (January 16, 1999).Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 9.4 x 1.1 inches. Mint condition; still sealed in plastic shrinkwrapping. Hardcover with dustjacket; 304 pages, in French; no English! The item "Rare 1940s Furniture, Home- and Interior Design Book French, André Arbus, Royère" is in sale since Monday, August 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Mid-Century Modernism". The seller is "skystays32" and is located in Sonoma, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.