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Thierry Couvrat Desvergnes. Paris. Richer & Editions de l'Amateur. 1990. First edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 208 pages. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. 320 x 240mm (12½ x 9½"). 1.7kg. 285917110x. French. Fine; an excellent copy with no marks, tears or inscriptions.The scarce definitive book on the French designer Paul Dupre-Lafon (1900-1971). Dupre-Lafon was an architect, decorator and furniture maker whose work straddled the styles of the Art Deco and Modern Movement. Desvergnes' comprehensive study examines his life and work, looking at his various projects, the development of his style and his use of materials. There are numerous archival images and drawings. The book also covers his collaboration with Hermes.