Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Die Decorations-Malerei der Gegenwart. Entwürfe für Decken- und Wandmalereien. Heinrich Wetzel, Emil Wichmann, Ludwig Mausz.
Die Decorations-Malerei der Gegenwart. Entwürfe für Decken- und Wandmalereien
Die Decorations-Malerei der Gegenwart. Entwürfe für Decken- und Wandmalereien
Die Decorations-Malerei der Gegenwart. Entwürfe für Decken- und Wandmalereien

Die Decorations-Malerei der Gegenwart. Entwürfe für Decken- und Wandmalereien

Berlin: Kanter & Mohr, 1893. First edition. Hardcover. Elephant Portfolio (19 1/4 x 14 2/4"). (1) 30 plates (14 x 10"). Original three quarter red cloth over beige boards with black lettering on cover. 30 magnificent color chromolithographs of Art Nouveau designs for ceilings and walls, 10 by Emil Wichmann, 8 by Heinrich Wetzel, 6 by Ludwig Mausz, 2 by Lambert & Stahl and 4 anonymous, framed and pasted onto white boards. The opulent designs incorporate muses, floral, fruit, and goblet motifs. An elaborate artfully handwritten school prize dedication, 2nd place, to Fritz Schenkel for his application and progress awarded by the art panel and signed by the president of the Technikum Biel on the inside cover of the portfolio. Laid in a 10 x 7" two-sided advertisement for decorative color patterns in eight shipments with an Art Nouveau motif reproduced as a color lithograph on the front side, a 7 x 7" Art Nouveau color lithograph on heavy 13 x 1" paper and one color offset lithograph with a beautiful Art Nouveau motif for an art publication. Text in German. Binding rubbed with a few small stains. String-ties missing. Gutter of portfolio with some tears and chips of paper. Moderate foxing on title page and larger laid in lithograph and light, sporadic foxing in margins of plates not affecting images. Image of plate 13 loose but intact. Binding and interior in overall good condition. g. Item #37192

Price: $1,750.00

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