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BARBIER, George.
Journal des Dames et des Modes.
Paris, Aux Bureaux du Journal des Dames, 1912-1914. . First edition, limited edition, one of 1250 on papier hollande, 5 vols, a complete set; 8vo (22 x 14.5 cm); 184 numbered colour pochoir plates with two supplementary un-numbered plates, text in French, advertisements; original blue printed wrappers laid over later boards, an excellent set. A complete set of one of the most beautiful of the Art Deco fashion periodicals. Although not so large or on such a grand scale as Gazette de Bon Ton, the plates are exquisitely printed. The journal, which borrowed both the title and format of La Mésangère's periodical of a hundred years before, was founded by Tom Antonginigini, the secretary, friend and biographer of the poet and collector Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863 – 1938), whom Antonginigini followed to Paris from Italy in 1910. The colour pochoirs by Barbier, Bakst, Brunelleschi, Dammy and Martin were intended to act as a record of contemporary Parisian culture and fashion. Perhaps less deliberately, it also documents the transition from the end of the Belle Époque to a radically different period in world history. The journal ceased publication in August 1914 due to the outbreak of the First World War. Colas 1567.
Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books [United Kingdom]
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