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ARTS IN THE ‘20S: ARCHITECTURE AND DECORATIVE ARTS IN EUROPE

ROBERTO PAPINI

HARDCOVER / 480 pages
9-5/8 x 13-1/4 inches / 24.5 x 33.5 cm
796 duotone and 12 color illustrations
ISBN-13: 978-0-9544288-3-9

US $ 150

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DESCRIPTION

Arts in the ‘20s includes a magnificent selection of architecture, interiors, furniture, and decorative objects produced in Europe during the 1920s. Originally published in 1930, this book has since become extremely rare and sought after. This new edition, following the format of the original, has over 800 images organized in six sections: architecture; interiors and furniture; metal and jewelry; ceramics; glass; lace, embroidery, textiles, printed paper and leather. Arts in the ‘20s presents projects realized by the most important architects and designers of the time: Edgar Brandt, Josef Hoffmann, Le Corbusier, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Eliel Saarinen, Gio Ponti, as well as offerings from renown firms such as Baccarat, Cartier, Daum, Moser and Royal Copenhagen. The works of lesser known artists, and an introductory text and opinionated captions by art critic Roberto Papini, help to illustrate the stylistic movements and preoccupations of the period. This exquisitely produced treasury of restored images, printed in duotone on ivory colored paper, will be prized by bibliophiles, collectors, and connoisseurs in a broad range of artistic disciplines.

AUTHOR

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ROBERTO PAPINI (1883–1957) was an art historian and critic. Throughout his distinguished career he held various important positions within the sphere of contemporary art, most importantly as the director of the Galleria comunale di Prato, Pinacoteca di Brera and the Galleria Nazionale d’arte Moderna in Rome. His art criticism appeared in many journals and magazines and he also published several articles on urbanism.