Nouvelles Compositions Décoratives, 1re Série, Pl. 9

Designed by Serge Gladky French
Written by Georges Rémon French
Published by Editions d'Art Charles Moreau French

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Design with a geometric pattern made up of fragments of circles, colored with two shades of gray and red, and light gray circles with a smaller circle of a darker shade of gray inside, flanked by crown motifs made of semi-circles and curve-edged motifs over a light gray ground. The design is printed on the 9th plate of the pochoir pattern book with with abstract designs created by Serge Gladky and published in Paris by Editions d'Art Charles Moreau, possibly in the late-1920s or the early 1930s. The book consists of a title page, one unnumbered leaf of introductory text written by Georges Rémon, and 48 plates numbered 1-48 with a single design each, bound on faded blue boards. The designs in the book follow 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. All the designs are made up of a variety of geometric figures and contain abstract compositions to be applied as decorations in a variety of objects, including textiles and ceramics.

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