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Formes et Couleurs: Vingt Planches en Couleurs Contenant Soixante-sept Motifs Décoratifs

Designer:
Designed by Auguste H. Thomas (French)
Publisher:
Published by Albert Lévy, Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts
Published in:
Paris
Date:
ca. 1930 (?)
Medium:
Pochoir
Dimensions:
Overall: 18 3/8 x 12 13/16 x 13/16 in. (46.7 x 32.6 x 2 cm)
Classifications:
Portfolios, Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1927, Transferred from the Library, 1977 (1977.643.6)
Accession Number:
1977.643.6
Not on view
Pochoir pattern book with loose leaves titled "Formes et Couleurs: Vingt Planches en Couleurs Contenant Soixante-sept Motifs Décoratifs" (Forms and Colors: Twenty Colored Plates Containing Sixty-Seven Decorative Motifs), designed by Auguste H. Thomas and edited by Albert Lévy, published in Paris by Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts around 1930. The album is composed of one title page and 20 plates with several designs, numbered 1-20. The plates are stored inside a reconstructed black portfolio with title pochoir label on the front cover. The designs in the album are possibly for textiles and contain a variety of geometric motifs, birds and flowers, all typical of the Art Deco style, which was characterized by its eclecticism, drawing from a variety of sources that sought to combine old European design traditions with the modern style diffused by avant-garde art, while also reflecting the romantic fascination with early Egyptian and Meso-American "exotic" cultures promoted by archaeological discoveries of the times.
Forms and Colors: Twenty Colored Plates Containing Sixty-Seven Decorative Motifs

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