Les Albums d'Art Druet XVI: A. et G. Perret. 24 Phototypies: Mayer, Marcel (Introduction by) Les Albums d'Art Druet XVI: A. et G. Perret. 24 Phototypies: Mayer, Marcel (Introduction by)

Les Albums d'Art Druet XVI: A. et G. Perret. 24 Phototypies

Mayer, Marcel (Introduction by)

Published by Librairie de France F. Sant' Andrea, Paris, 1928
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Folio. [8]pp (Text), 24 loose plates, as issued. Original decorative paper portfolio. This remarkable work is the first major survey of Auguste and Gustave Perret's architecture, complete with its 24 phototypie plates, as issued. The French brothers are notable for their pioneering contributions to the vocabulary of reinforced-concrete construction. They built (1903) at 22bis rue Franklin, Paris, what was probably the first apartment block designed for reinforced-concrete construction (See first plate). Their garage on the rue de Ponthieu (1905) demonstrates how light and open an interior can be when the use of reinforced concrete has minimized the need for structural supports (see second plate). A visible framework was a notable characteristic of the interior of his Paris Art Deco Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (1913) (plates 3-7). The Perrets used thin shell roof vaulting for their warehouses in Casablanca (1915) (upper photo on plate 17) and elegant concrete arches for a clothing factory in Paris (1919) (plate 8). Publicity resulting from the Perrets' Church of Notre-Dame at Le Raincy (1922-23), near Paris, probably fully established the novel and progressive character of their ideas and the immense structural possibilities of reinforced concrete (plates 14-17). Other architectural works featured: Exposition des Arts Decoratifs theatre (1925) (plates 12-13), Palais de Bois (1924) (plate 18), the Perret Tower of Grenoble (1925) (plate 19), the Chana Orloff house (1926) (plate 20), Montparnasse cemetery monument (1914) (plate 20), the Chapel of St. Therese (1926) (plate 21), the Villa Gustave Aghion (1926-27) (plate 22), and the Marinoni Factory (1927) (plate 23). Included in this work is the Perrets' project for the Basilica of Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, which was rejected in favor of a design by Georges Closson (plates 9-11), and their project for the League of Nations Palace in Geneva (1927, not executed) (plate 24). Head and tail of spine partly chipped. Portfolio sunned and rubbed along edges. Minor age-toning and sporadic creasing along paper margin. Moderate foxing on plate 24. Text in French. Portfolio in overall good- to good, interior in good to good+ condition. Bookseller Inventory # 34081

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Title: Les Albums d'Art Druet XVI: A. et G. Perret....

Publisher: Librairie de France F. Sant' Andrea, Paris

Publication Date: 1928

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: First edition.

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