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Patout, (Pierre)

L’architecture officielle et les pavillons.

Paris, Editions Ch.Moreau 1925.

Reference: 14046
Price: £190 [convert currency]

Full Description

Folio. (6)pp, 48 photo plates. Publisher’s printed portfolio, cloth spine (the spine frayed and slightly defective at head and foot).

A good visual record of the exhibition buildings and individual pavilions erected for the 1925 Paris exhibition. The various structures illustrated, although all architect-designed by well-known French architects of the period, are most notable for their striking display of Art Deco decorative detail, as exemplified in the 1925 exhibition generally. It should however be noted that the theatre building within the exhibition grounds was a pleasing structure designed by A.-G.Perret and his architectural partner A.Granet, and pavilions designed by such other architects as Charles Plumet and Tony Garnier also catch the eye. Pierre Patout (1879-1965), compiler of the volume, was himself an architect, and was responsible for the design of one of the Exhibition gateways and two of the pavilions.