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Title: L' Art Décoratif. Revue Internationale d'Art Industriel et de Décoration. J. Meier-Graefe, directeur. 1898 - 1907 ( first 18 volumes = first 9 years) .
Description: Paris, J. Meier-Graefe, directeur ; from July 1903 , directeur Gustave Soulier , 1898 - 1907, first 18 volumes of this art periodical, in-8°, 28 x 20 cm, bound per semester in uniform brown half leather, gilt title on spine, complete with all hors-texte illustrations (except one litho by J.E. Blanche which was offered as an extra to subscribers), original wrappers not bound in, approx. 260 pp per semester. Issue 1 is from October 1898 , last issue present is december 1907. Very nice long run of this leading French periodical on the Art Nouveau. The periodical deals with all aspects of applied arts ; architecture, ceramics, furniture, textile, bookbinding, typography, jewellery design etc. and this with a very European scope*. The opening issue deals exclusively with the works of Henry van de Velde, flemish born but working in Germany and also Paris. The periodical is abundantly illustrated , e.g. the first semester (260 pp) contains 648 illustrations. It contains also a few famous original plates such as Henry van de Velde's ''Tropon'' advertisement, Paul Behrens' colour woodcut depicting a kissing couple with entangled Medusa like hair-style, an original colour woodcut by Henri Rivière... *The first editor Julius Meier-Graefe (1867 - 1935) was also the founder of the German art periodical ''Jugend'' and ''Dekorative Kunst '' and also participated in that other famous German Art Nouveau publication '' PAN''. .


Price: EUR 4800.00 = appr. US$ 5216.87 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 41214