Exposition des Arts Decoratifs Modernes Paris 1925. [Souvenir Album]

Exposition des Arts Decoratifs Modernes Paris 1925. [Souvenir Album]
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Paris. Braun & Cie. 1925. Wrappers. Unpaginated [c.45 pages]. 40 heliogravure plates and 1 plan of the exhibition grounds. 235 x 310mm (9 x 12"). 0.25kg. French, with English translation. Very good; some browning to covers, some foxing, lower forecorner creased, free of inscriptions and tears.

'In the heart of the grey Capital, an enchanted city suddenly springs into being. From the Champs Elysees it calls us. We have passed through the principal gate, solemn piers resembling motionless halberdiers, and we are now caught up in its dazzling vortex. Already our imagination is engulfed in one great white perspective dominated by four distant towers, whence flows towards us, like a torrent, the sound of horns and of loud-speakers, and we advance slowly along an avenue bordered by luxurious show-windows and curious roofs which festoon the azure sky. Why! it was once the Alexandre III bridge...' (from the introduction).A souvenir album from the Exposition des Arts Decoratifs in Paris in 1925. The album is composed of 40 photographic plates showing the exteriors of the pavilions and structures that were placed throughout the exhibition grounds. There is the Pavilion des Grands Magasins du Louvre, the Pavilion de la Grande-Bretagne, the Jardin des Nympheas, the Village du Jouet, the Manufacture Nationale de Sevres, the Fontaine Lalique, the Porte de la Concorde, the Pavilion de l'Art Colonial Francais,... The images and the introductory text truly bring the exhibition to life.