Ferronerie de Style Moderne: Motifs Executés en France et à L'Etranger.
Portfolio. Large folio (18" x 13"). Illustrated title page, followed by 45 loose full-page plates, as issued. 1/4 gray cloth over illustrated green paper covered boards. Three beige strings, one at each corner. Work on Art Nouveau (Jugendstil), especially decorative iron works, with some of the most renowned artists of this style represented. Magnificently illustrated with 45 heliotype plates by Fortier et Marotte, most with multiple images. Many of the Art Nouveau architectural masters are prominently represented, including Victor Horta, Paul Hanken, a contemporary and friend of the latter, Paul Saintenoy, Charles Plumet et.al. Horta, considered one of the most important names in Art Nouveau architecture, was described by John Julius Norwich as "undoubtedly the key Art Nouveau architect." Saintenoy adopted the Art Nouveau style for the famous Old English Department Store in Brussels. Plumet was chief architect of the Exposition International Arts-Decoratifs Paris (1924/5). Shelf wear, especially at lower extremities and corners. Plates clean. Original publisher's decorated cloth and board portfolio, cloth ties intact, plates loose and complete as issued. Title page and captions in French. Very good condition.
Edition: First edition
Book ID: 19147