Le Luminaire et les Moyens d'Éclairages Nouveaux.
Paris: Éditions d'Art Ch. Moreau, (1926). Small folio, original board portfolio lettered in maroon and decorated in silver, backstrip & front fore-edge in red cloth, fabric ties; contents laid in loosely as issued. [viii] pp. + 48 plates, each with several images printed in black on a sepia background. Portfolio somewhat soiled and stained, crumpled at front lower fore-corner, fore-edges soiled; but a sound copy, clean & fresh within. First (and only) Edition of 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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