This book looks at the origins of the French Art Deco in a new way.
Couturier Paul Poiret played an important role in this fascinating history. Poiret was one of the greatest innovators of fashion at the beginning of the 20th century. His influence, however, went far beyond fashion alone. He aimed for a 'total artwork' and surrounded himself with artists, designers and architects whom he all used for the development and promotion of his creations. He worked with Raoul Dufy, Erté, George Lepape, Paul Iribe, Mallet-Stevens and Man Ray. He was friends with many artists and liked to surround himself with modern work by Brancusi, Robert Delaunay and Kees van Dongen.
A celebration of the art movement full of special photos and objects.
- 17 x 24 cm
- 264 pages
- 192 illustrations in color and 105 in black and white
- Dutch (with text in English)