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Bruno Foucart & Jean-Louis Gaillemin. Paris. Norma Éditions. 1999. Hardback, dust jacket. 288 pages. 300 illustrations in colour and b&w. 310 x 240mm (12¼ x 9½"). 2kg. 9782909283432. French. Fine; as new.The 1940s were a high point of French design. Forming a bridge between Art Deco and Modernism the decorators, furniture-makers, iron-workers and ceramists of the time embraced a style that was lyrical and ornamental, drawing on fine materials and influences from the past. This book is a well-illustrated directory that examines the most important designers of the era including André Arbus, Paul Dupré-Lafon, Jules Leleu, Jean Pascaus, Marc du Plantier, Jacques Quinet, Jean Royère, Louis Süe, etc. Essential reference.