George Barbier. The birth of Art Deco

George Barbier. The birth of Art Deco
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Edited by Barbara Martorelli.

Venice. Marsilio & Musei Civici Venezani. 2008. First edition, first printing. Paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 176 pages. Many colour illustrations. 280 by 220mm (11 by 8 inches). 1kg. 9788831796460. English. Very good; some light surface rubbing to jacket, slightly ruffled at head and base of spine; residue of previous sticker affecting a small area of front free endpaper.

The catalogue for the first solo exhibition ever on the Art Deco illustrator George Barbier, held at the Fortuny Museum, Venice. The book is well illustrated with many examples of Barbier's work, alongside essays on his life, theatre designs, fashion and book illustrations, and his use of pochoir. At the rear there is a complete list of works covering illustrated books, work for magazines, writings, theatre work and a bibliography.