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"Harmonies: Intérieurs de Ruhlmann" Portfolio

Jean Badovici (Romanian, Bucharest 1893–1956 Monaco)
Éditions Albert Morancé (French)
Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French, Paris 1879–1933 Paris)
Collotype prints, some hand colored; cardboard cover with cloth ties
Cover: 11 x 9 3/8 in. (27.9 x 23.8 cm) Page: 10 5/8 x 8 7/8 in. (27 x 22.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Abby and Mitch Leigh Foundation Gift, 2003
Accession Number:
Not on view
While the majority of French Art Deco interiors are known today only through black-and-white photographs, these colored images reveal the vivid palette favored by designers and interior decorators at the time.
Marking: Title page printed with publisher information
[Potterton Books, North Yorkshire, until 2003; sold to MMA]

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of French Art Deco," August 4, 2009–January 23, 2011, no catalogue.

Antoinette Douglas. "Art Reference Roundtable: Their Money's Worth—Books for the Commercial Artist." Bulletin of the American Library Association 22 (September 1928), p. 394.

Florence Camard. Ruhlmann: Master of Art Deco. New York, 1984, ill. (color), pp. 100 (pl. 23), 101 (pl. 12), 104 (pl. 21).

Emmanuel Bréon and Rosalind Pepall, ed. Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco. Exh. cat., Musée des Années 30, Boulogne-Billancourt. Paris, 2004, ill. (color) pp. 34 (pl. 26), 35 (pl. 17), 131 (binding).

Sarah Schleuning. Moderne: Fashioning the French Interior. Ed. Marianne Lamonaca. Exh. cat., Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach. New York, 2008, pp. 29, 31–32, 34, 64, ill. pp. 37–63 (bw and color) (Wolfsonian–Florida International University collection).

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