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Exposition des Arts Musulmans au Musée des Arts Décoratifs
In-folio in sheets in publisher's cloth-covered hardback folder, title in gilt on the first cover. False title, title in red and black, (4) pp. introduction, (3) pp. table of plates, 100 plates in phototypesetting (the half-title-title leaf partly split at the fold, with a small tear in the false title, some foxing, slight soiling near the outer edges sometimes).
Limited edition of 200 numbered copies, this one is numbered 114.
Founding catalog of the first large-scale scientific exhibition devoted to the Arts of Islam, this beautiful collection of 100 beautiful plates, some of which are printed in blue, reproduces the most significant objects of Muslim Art that were brought together during the months of May and June 1903 at the Marsan Pavilion of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The ambition of this publication linked to the exhibition was to bring an education to amateurs, decorative artists and art workers.
Gaston Migeon (1861-1930) was the organizer of this exhibition, the first of its kind in terms of scientific rigor. He was curator of the Louvre Museum from 1902 to 1923 and the first person to introduce collections of Muslim art into the National Collections. Provenance: Stamp in red ink on the half title "Claude Rey, Cie Générale Transatlantique" Doctor of Law, member of the Académie de Marine and the Académie des Sciences d'Outre-Mer, Claude-Georges Rey (1901-1984) was a director at the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique.