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BARBIER, George; BRUNELLESCHI, Umberto; et al.

La Guirlande d'art et de la litterature.

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Paris, Francois Bernouard, 1919

A near complete set of this monthly periodical, significant both for its text and its Art Deco imagery.

Under the literary direction of Jean Hermanovits and the artistic direction Brunelleschi La Guirlande featured original stories by Abel Hermant and Boylesve as well as articles and poetry by Paul Bourget, Paul Fort, Francis de Miomandre, André de Fouquières, Anna de Noailles, Lucie Delarue-Mardrus, Henri de Régnier amongst others. They are superbly illustrated mostly by Barbier, who as Paul Valéry wrote, could embody myth through images in such a way that workers in mere words could only look on in awe. His drawings were rendered into print by Jean Saudé, the leading exponent of pochoir, whose prints have a vibrancy of colour that has rarely been matched.



First edition, 11 issues (all published), each from an edition of 800; 8vo; 59 out of 61 hors-textes plates Barbier, Brunelleschi, Taquoy, Vallee, Bonotte, Domergue and others, pochoir colouring by Jean Saudé, includes duplicate of 'L'Heure du Bain' as stated in Colas, lacking 'Istar-Sahar by Brunelleschi in the second fascicle and 'Rah-el-Rah' by Cito in the seventh fascicle, colour illustrations including head and tail pieces throughout the text, pages are loose as issued; original titled and illustrated wrappers, with the wrap around for one issue and partial wrap around for another, spine of the first fascicle slightly fragile, a very good set.


Colas 1362; Hiler 403.

Stock ID:96250


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