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Jean-Michel Frank (First Edition)
This salient resource on the eminent designs of Jean-Michel Frank is the first complete account of his life, his foundational “unfurnishing” concept, and his furniture designs. Authored by Adolphe Chanaux, Frank's former studio assistant, this book provides a perspicacious textual account of design stark, yet sumptuous modernist tendencies and is bolstered by richly illustrated pages focusing primarily on the objects and pieces of furniture he is now best known for having designed. This monograph is an excellent treatment of the aesthetic of romantic modernism, and the transition it offered between the ornamental spaces of the 19th and early 20th centuries and the streamlined, chic extended reign of mid-century style. This rare first edition (limited to 4,000 copies) would be a priceless edition to the most sophisticated design libraries. This volume is from the Albert Hadley collection, and features the initials and blind embossed seal of the legendary New York designer on the title page.