Marcel Coard

Marcel Coard
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Amelie Marchilhac.

Paris. Les Éditions de l'Amateur. 2012. Hardback, dust jacket. 245 pages. Approx. 250 illustrations in colour and b&w. 315 x 240mm (12˝ x 9˝"). 1.9kg. 9782859175177. French. Fine; as new.

Marcel Coard (1889-1975) was a French furniture designer and decorator working during the Art Deco period. This important monograph on his work rediscovers a somewhat forgotten figure. Coard was heavily influenced by cubism and the exotic art of Africa and Asia. Geometric forms, strong lines and contrasting materials (exotic woods, lapis lazuli, mirror, shagreen, etc.) make his pieces prime examples of the Art Deco style. An essential reference book for dealers and collectors.