Ruhlmann. Genius of Art Deco

Titre : Ruhlmann. Genius of Art Deco 
Auteurs : Emmanuel Breon, Rosalind Pepall 
Éditeur :  Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal 
Thème : Art déco 
Format : Broché 
Pages : 328 
Illustrations : 300 
Langue : Anglais 
Date de publication : 2004 
ISBN : 2891922751 

Résumé : 

Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann (1879–1933), a designer of genius, was one of the great masters of the decorative arts in the twentieth century. His artistry was acclaimed at the renowned Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs in 1925 where a truly “Ruhlmann style” was presented in all its luxury and classical elegance.

This catalogue offers a unique survey of Ruhlmann’s production with works from public and private collections. The many illustrated sketches form his archives, shown alongside the completed works, clearly exhibit his gift for bringing together symmetry and grace in a perfect harmony of design. Ruhlmann’s decorative ensembles reveal his constant striving after a total universal work of art.

At the same time, designer, artist and director, Ruhlmann was above all an exceptional orcherstrator of form and colour in modern life, an artist whose many talents captivate us now more than ever.