Encyclopédie des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes au XXème siècle en douze volumes

Office Central D'Éditions et de Librarie

Circa 1925 - 1927

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First-edition set of Encyclopédie des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes, the definitive encyclopedia of Art Deco.

  • Sold as a set of 12.
  • Paris: Office Central D'Éditions et de Librarie, [c. 1925-1927].
  • 96 photogravure plates per volume, a small portion of which are in color.
  • Three-quarter parchment paper and marbled paper-covered board, black and gold-printed endpapers.

This set was published on the occasion of the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, the World's Fair of design – the first since the War – and the exhibition that defined Art Deco (an abbreviation of Art Décoratifs).

Based on entries from the exhibition's original 18 volume Rapport Generale, but grouped differently, without the original title pages or preliminary leaves. Various editions of 7 to 12 volumes were issued of the Encyclopedie, depending on the original parts that were still available. Each volume contains, in addition to the photogravures, a bibliography of the subject.

Vol. I: Evolution de l'Art Modern. L' esprit moderne dans les arts décoratifs et l'industriels

Vol. II: Architecture et décoration fixe. Décoration sculptée. Décoration peinte.

Vol. III: Décoration fixe de l'architecture.

Vol. IV: Le mobilier et son ensemble.

Vol. V: Accessories du mobilier.

Vol. VI: Art et industries des textiles.

Vol. VII: Art et industrie du livre.

Vol. VIII: Jeux et jouets.

Vol. IX: La parur. Accessoires du vêtement.

Vol. X: Théâtre.

Vol. XI: Rue et jardin

Vol. XII: Enseignement.

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Edges, paper cracked on hinges to some volumes, Vol. VI starting to separate.

Some light foxing to the parchment of some volumes.

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