Farbige Räume und Bauten. [German Art Deco interior designs].
Item ID 72403
Stuttgart, G. Siegle, ca. 1929. Oblong folio (25.0 x 35.0 cm). 30 plates, numbered 1-30, each with one to three interior designs printed in colour, including silver and gilt. An apparently complete suite of colourful interior design illustrations, probably from the 1920's. Although made following the highest standard of printing, the work is not signed (not even monogrammed) anywhere, except – perhaps – for an indiscernible signature on plate 17. The illustrations are reminiscent of Rudolf Zenker's Farbiger Decken- und Wandschmuck im Geiste Fruhgermanischer Kunst; E. Reinhardt's Prakrische Vorlagenwerk für Dekorationsmaler (Scheider-Henn, 440) and the "Sammelwerk" Farbige Raumkunst (Schneider-Henn, 487). Slight fraying to the lower right corner of the first plate, one very short tear (< 2 mm) in the top margin of plate 30; a few small, weak marginal spots; otherwise in very good condition. No toning; the colouring bright and bold. We found no other copies. Not in Schneider-Henn, Ornament und Dekoration . Wandschmuck und Raumkunst, or: rare German interior design