CHAVANCE (René)Nouvelles boutiques. Façades et intérieurs.
Paris, Editions Albert Lévy, (1929).
4to, in sheets loose as issued in publisher’s cloth-backed portfolio with ties, Modernist design by Jean Carlu on front cover with striking diagonal typography in red and black and mounted small silver vignette of a shop window. (12) pp. 48 half-tone plates. Complete.
First Edition of a fine collection of commercial facades and interiors by leading French designers and architects of the period, including Ruhlmann, Mallet-Stevens, Maurice Dufrene, René Herbst, Maurice Jallot and others.
The plates feature hairdressers, furniture showrooms, jewellers, chemist, a bar, bookshops, cinema and shoe shops. Particularly noteworthy is the Mallet-Stevens’ design for the Peugeot showroom on the Champs-Elysées.
Beautiful fresh copy with a spectacular portfolio design by the important graphic and poster designer Jean Carlu (1900-1997).