Art Nouveau Bing: Paris Style 1900, Gabriel P. Weisberg, New York. Harry Abrams, inc. 1986. 4to, NF

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Weisberg, Gabriel P. New York. Harry Abrams, inc. 1986.
English, Near Fine, HC, 4to 11 1/4" X 9", 295 pp.

    Fine quarto, grey cloth over board, maroon stamped titling to spine. Covers are pristine, tightly bound, sharp tips, and no markings throughout. Pages pristine and intact. Replete with black-and-white and full-color reproductions. 295 pp., including Illustrations and bibliography. Very good pictorial dust jacket featuring full-color reproduction of Edward Colonna, Card Case, and verticle black titling to front cover, black titling to spine, full-color reproduction of Georges de Feure, Hanging Etagere, to back cover, sunning to front cover. Interior flaps include black lettering. Protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. Text in English and include Foreword by SITES Director Peggy A. Loar. Published on the occasion of a traveling exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institution shown from September 1986 through September 1987. Prominent dealer in Japanese art in 1985, Siegfried Bing renovated his gallery in Paris and named it Art Nouveau,  christening an international decorative arts style. Leading authority on 19th century European art, Art historian Gabriel P. Weisberg's extensive study of Bing's life and influence inspired him to being together the objects shown in this exhibition.  From the dust jacket: “For the first time, this book shows this seminal figure in the decorative arts field to admirers and collectors everywhere.” 

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