Journal des Dames et des Modes – Four Volumes with 186 Pochoir Fashion Plates


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Journal des Dames et des Modes, Costumes Parisiens

These four volumes with 186 remarkable pochoir fashion prints is from Journal des Dames et des Modes, Costumes Parisiens. The work was published between 1912 and 1914 in Paris by Bureaux de Journal des Dames. This is copy 924 of only 1,250 copies printed on papier de Hollande in total. Leading artists of the time contributed to the Journal including Barbier, Brunelleschii, Bakst, J. van Brock, Wegener, Drian, and many others.

The volumes are bound in three-quarters brown morocco gilt with cloth sides. Each volume has the original front and back end wrappers bound in.

Journal des Dames sought to be an expression of French elegance. It showed the fashion and also the culture of the early 20th century. Each illustration was printed on high quality paper using excellent pochoir coloring. Pochoir is created when single layers of color are added by hand to a lithograph using a stencil. George Barbier’s contributions to this work are particularly desirable. He contributed greatly to design in this era and also had work featured in Vogue.

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