Author:[Francois - Louis Schmied]


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Art Deco The Books of Francois - Louis Schmied, Artist/Engraver/Printer, with Recollections and Descriptive Commentaries on the Books by Ward Ritchie. With a preface by Lawrence Clark Powell.

By: [Francois - Louis Schmied].

Price: $100.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 1987

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 4915

Condition: Fine condition

550 copies printed. Designed by Ward Ritchie. 49 pp.; oblong 8vo; gilt stamped black cloth; black & white and color reproductions throughout; b&w photographs.Book Club publication no. 184. Ward Ritchie set out for Paris in 1930 to work with Francois-Louis Schmied, having decided to work with the man that he believed, "was the most imaginative and creative printer in the world." Here he relates the story of his trip, followed by commentary on 43 of Schmied's works, each illustrated with examples. View more info