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Ruhlmann genius of art-deco

Ruhlmann genius of art-deco


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Code article: 5071

 

327 pages
Soft cover
28 x 25cm
color photos
English

Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann (French, 1879-1933), a designer of great imagination and stylistic achievement, was one of the masters of the decorative arts in the twentieth century. His artistry was acclaimed at the renowned Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs in 1925 where a truly "Ruhlmann style" was presented in all its luxury and classical elegance. This catalogue offers a unique survey of Ruhlmann's production with works from public and private collections. The many illustrated sketches from his archives, shown alongside the completed works, clearly exhibit his gift for bringing together symmetry and grace in a perfect harmony of design. Ruhlmann's decorative ensembles reveal his constant striving after a total universal work of art.
Published in conjunction with the exhibition "Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 8-September 5, 2004.