The Paris Salons, 1895-1914: Furniture

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Antique Collectors' Club, 1996 - Antiques & Collectibles - 575 pages
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The third in a unique multi-volume collection providing a complete visual catalogue record of the decorative arts of the Paris Salons. Included in this volume are reproductions of the catalogue illustrations of furniture at the Exposition Universelle of 1900, the annual Salons du Mobilier, and the celebrated 1903 and 1904 expositions of the Ecole de Nancy in the French capital. This chronological record clearly shows the revolution in furniture design that transpired in France at the turn of the 20th century. Illustrations show precisely the emergence of the art nouveau style in the 1890s, its high point between the 1900 Exposition Universelle and the 1903 Salons, its demise between 1905-1909, the return to period revivalism and the transitional art nouveau - art deco style of 1910-1912 with the proto - art deco style of the immediate pre-war years (1911-1914). Many examples of non-art nouveau works from the period are also included. Hundreds of these superb contemporary illustrations include vie

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Alastair Duncan is Senior Lecturer in French, University of Stirling.

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