(Paris): Biblotheque De L’Image, 2005. First edition thus. Oblong quarto. Unpaginated. 18 volumes in 17. A superb re-issue of the original portfolios that were published between 1937 and 1960. The volumes, ‘Furniture Sets’ are an irreplaceable testimony to the French decorative creation after Art Deco Created by Charles Moreau, they held the annual chronicle of trends and innovations presented mainly at the Salon des artistes décorateurs And the Salon des arts ménagers. This re-edition reflects the extraordinary vitality of the French decorators of this period.Rehlmann , Groult and Follot , the minimalist creations of Chareau , Le Corbusier , Perriand , Herbst And Mallet-Stevens , the Neoclassicism of Arbus , Du Plantier and Poillerat . There are also the fantasies of Royère , the elegance of the Dupré-Lafon , Drouet , and Pascaud , mass production, often from art workshops in department stores, Matégot , Guiguichon or the survivors of Art Deco, Leleu , Dominique , Adnet , Jallot and their epigones, Pré , Rinck , Raphael or Old . Each volume is illustrated with 48 plates depicting the remarkable furniture set-ups. All volumes in fine condition in dust jacket. A remarkable and valuable resource set.
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