Paris: H. Laurens Editeur, 1902. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. Title page, 96 plates, 3pp. Bound in three quarter red leather over marbled boards with gilt lettering on spine; raised bands. A lavish and beautiful collection of modern architecture and decorative art (Art Nouveau) of the year 1902 with contributions by architects Ernst Haiger, Hermann Billing, Gustav Halmhuber. C. F. A. Voysey, Eliel Saarinen, Albert Eitel, Em. van Averbeke, Hans Mayr, Henri Sauvage, Fritz Epstein, among others, and artists and designers including Maurice Dufrène, Gertrud Kleinhempel, R. Beauclair, M. I. Gradl and others.
The ninety-six plates are rendered in lithography, some with overprinting in gold, and offset printing. The publication contains fifty-four lithographic plates and twenty-two offset reproductions printed directly to the plates in color and duotone, and seventeen color offset reproductions plus three color lithographs printed to plates tipped onto heavy, handmade paper of variant colors. Twenty-five of the plates with architectural plans printed to versos. Three pages with descriptive list of the plates in French at rear. Binding with some wear along edges, leather corners missing and some scuffing at spine, including raised bands. Covers rubbed. Some sunning of some handmade color plates with tipped-in prints along edges, not affecting images. Endpapers somewhat rubbed. Binding in overall good-, interior in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #44729