Vintage Coffee Table Books | ERTE at Ninety: The Complete Graphics Hardcover Book with Dust Jacket 1982 | Art Deco Art Books
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「Features」 · Hardcover · 223pp. · Upper board decoration and decorative endpapers · Stunning color illustrations of Erte's complete works · Two books sold separately: ERTE at Ninety and ERTE at Ninety-Five
「Style Inspiration」 These two beautiful coffee table books are a celebration of the iconic designer Erte. It includes all 208 Serigraphs created by the designer, published when he was at age 90 and 95 respectively by EP Dutton.
These books are must-haves for Erte fans. And an excellent gift for your art-loving friend!
「History」 Erte was at the centre of the important art movement - Art Deco. The roots of this movement were in geometric motifs, luxuriant colors and graceful curvilinear feminine lines. Art Deco was the first comprehensive style to make 'modernism' in art widely popular. But the very popularity of Art Deco contained within it the seeds of its downfall, for when Art Deco was mass-produced to meet growing demand, much of its excellence of materials and craftsmanship had to be sacrificed, even though such excellence was critical to the Art Deco statement. It is probable that Erte's meticulous, luxurious, superbly crafted graphics succeed so well to some extent because they re-establish many of the significant attributes of classical Art Deco - that magical fusion of sleek design, exquisite materials, and superb craftsmanship. But Erte's graphics are timeless - an art which can be appreciated today as much as it was in the Twenties. Publication of this book marks the artist's ninetieth year and his seventieth year of work in the visual arts.
「Dimension」 15" x 10 1/2" x 1 1/4"
「Condition」 Inside pages in excellent vintage condition. ERTE at Ninety dust jacket has 2 small rips and crease in the back. ERTE at Ninety-Five dust jacket is slightly puckered in the front