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Philippe Jullian. Preface by Ghislain de Diesbach.

Paris. Le Promenuer & Editions Gallimard. 1992. Second edition. First published in 1961 by Librairie Plon. Printed grey wrappers, with french flaps, with matching printed card slipcase. 197 pages. Illustrated throughout with Jullian's line drawings. 225 x 220mm (8 x 8"). 0.6kg. 2070728250. French. Fine.

A collection of Philippe Jullian's observational sketches on the tastes and styles of the French people. Each of Jullian's caricatures are accompanied by his witty prose. The book is divided into chapters - Les Styles Francais (Louis XIV Triomphant, Louis XVI Bourgeois), Le Siecle du Pastiche (Louis-Philippe Parisien, Exotique Bourgeois), Le Decor Contemporain (Le Faux Moderne, Petite Madame), Les Decors Internationaux (Rothschild, Ritz, Cafe Society), Le Gout Entranger (Baroque Californien, Moscovite), A Bric Brac (Fin de Siecle, Decor non Objectif), Les Antiquaires (L'Objet Supreme, La Jeune Antiquite), Madame Haugoult-Dujour.

Price :  £45.00