Alastair Duncan, Art Nouveau and Art Deco Lighting, Simon and Schuster, 1978, HC, Very Good

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Duncan, Alastair. New York. Simon and Schuster. 1978.
English, First Edition, Very Good, HC, 4to, 9” x 10 ¼,” 208 pp.
ISBN: 0671243071

Red woven cloth over boards, gilt stamped titling to spine, in publisher’s dust jacket with full-color photograph of lamps to front and back, purple text to front and spine, purple and black text to back, black text to cream inside gate flaps. Mild soiling to bottom edge of pages near spine, minor soiling to top edge of pages, mild age toning to first and last pages, minor age toning throughout, otherwise clean, tightly bound, and excellent. In a Very Good dust jacket now protected in a Mylar sleeve. Mild edgewear, mild shelfwear to front and back, mild age toning, otherwise excellent. 208 pp. Replete with full-color and black-and-white images. Duncan describes the development of lighting design, beginning with Art Nouveau and transitioning to Art Deco after World War I, complete with a glossary of lighting terminology. From the dust jacket: “In this book the reader will find both a history of lighting from the turn of the century to the 1930s and an invaluable guide to all the craftsmen and artists, as well as an indication of the prices now being paid for lamps that appear on the market. It is an essential book for collectors as well as those interested in the aesthetics of these unique art forms.”

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