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Art Deco Bookbindings: The Work of Pierre Legrain and Rose Adler
Yves Peyré and H. George Fletcher
The Art Deco designs of Pierre Legrain and Rose Adler transformed bookbinding into a medium of playful and dazzling experimentation and craftsmanship. Among their brilliant array of bindings are those made especially for works by Colette, Paul Verlaine, André Gide, Guillaume Apollinaire, Stéphane Mallarmé, Michel Leiris, and Jean Giraudoux. These colorful, imaginative works, often made of exotic materials, are found only in a few prized collections and have rarely been available to the general public. Now a selection of more than fifty design maquettes and realized bindings is collected in one exquisite volume, accompanied by insightful texts that introduce the work and discuss its revolutionary effect on modern design.
120 pages, 60 four-color illustrations. Published by Princeton Architectural Press, 2004.
Hardcover. $35.00. ISBN 1-56898-462-6.
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