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Art Nouveau Architecture

Maisons de Rapport de Charles Plumet. Présentés par Jean Badovici, Architecte.

Paris: Éditions Albert Morancé, 1923. 28 x 23.5 cm. Original publisher's tie-bound cloth-backed boards portfolio, contents loose as issued. xii pages of introductory text and table of contents followed by 60 full-page black and white plates (a few double). Extremely minor wear and sunning to boards, very light foxing along edges, overall extremely good condition. Collection "Documents d'Architecture, Art Français Contemporain"

Charles Plumet (1861-1928) was a French architect and decorator who worked in the medieval and early French Renaissance styles. He was one of the five founding members of the art movement Les Cinq, which later became the Art dans Tout movement, together with Félix Aubert, Alexandre Charpentier, Jean Dampt, and Henry Nocq. The movement was focused on renewing the decorative arts around the turn of the century, breaking down the barriers between art, industry, and everyday life.
Plumet also had a long-standing collaboration with fellow Art dans Tout member Tony Selmersheim, working together on Art Nouveau interiors and furniture design. By the start of the 20th century they had the leading Art Nouveau company in Paris, combining British and Belgian design innovations with French taste.
Plumet was the architect of many apartment buildings and hôtels particuliers in Paris. His buildings often had polychrome details, bay windows, and open galleries. He was the designer of the outside entrances to three Métro stations, using reinforced concrete, Grenoble cement, and ceramics. He also designed four towers for the 1925 Exposition International des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, each of which had a regional restaurant from which the diners could look out over the city of Paris.
This portfolio contains a brief introductory text by Jean Badovici followed by plates depicting six buildings located along Avenue Victor-Hugo, Boulevard de Montmorency, rue du Louvre, Boulevard Lannes, and rue de Villejust. The plates include photographic views of façades, elevations, floor plans, interiors, and details. As of October 2022, OCLC locates copies in five United States institutions.

Book ID: 52394

Price: $1,500.00