Guy Bujon & Jean-Jacques Dutko.
Editions du Regard. Paris. 1986. First edition. Hardback, quarto; black cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 304 pages. Extensively illustrated in colour and b&w. French, with English translations. 315 x 235mm. 1.8kg. 2903370222. Very good, in very good dust jacket; short 4cm hairline incision affecting spine of dust jacket and surface of board; slight yellowing to page edges.
The first, hardback edition of the key monograph on the work of the French designer Eugene Printz (1889-1948). Printz's inventive designs for furniture had form and quality at the heart. He used rare and expensive woods combined with metal fittings to create luxurious modern items for his clientele. Eugene Printz details his life and work, accompanied by photographs of the pieces, details and sketches. Printz's work in interior decoration is also explored. The book has been reissued in a small, paperback edition but this remains the sought-after edition for collectors.