Falbalas & Fanfreluches. Alamanch pour 1922-26. George BARBIER.
Falbalas & Fanfreluches. Alamanch pour 1922-26.
Falbalas & Fanfreluches. Alamanch pour 1922-26.
Falbalas & Fanfreluches. Alamanch pour 1922-26.
Falbalas & Fanfreluches. Alamanch pour 1922-26.
Falbalas & Fanfreluches. Alamanch pour 1922-26.
Falbalas & Fanfreluches. Alamanch pour 1922-26.
Falbalas & Fanfreluches. Alamanch pour 1922-26.

Falbalas & Fanfreluches.
Falbalas & Fanfreluches. Alamanch pour 1922-26.

Paris: Jules Meynial, 1922-1926.

Five annual issues, each in original folding pochoir decorated wrappers (each issue comprising twelve letterpress pages with a separate decorated title-page and twelve pochoir plates measuring 246 x 155 mm.).

Frippery and Finery

One of the most elusive and desirable Art-Deco rarities, published by a celebrated Parisian designer.

One of the most elusive and desirable Art-Deco rarities, published by a celebrated Parisian designer.
After working upon the design and illustration of other celebrated works, Falbalas and Franfreluches (Frippery and Finery, fashion diaries: past present and future) was George Barbier's own publication project wherein he retained creative control over the entire design and print production process. The result is a magnificent testament to pochoir printing, and Art-Deco design, at its very finest.
Barbier spared no effort in printing this eternally endearing dilettante foible, using the finest pigments and up to thirty stencils per print to create deep, sensuous and lustrous images befitting the piquant romantic themes of the series. The plates reflect romance amidst exotic lands and ages past, including a native American idyll on the Missouri, a languid mistress cocooned in a hammock in the tropical Antilles, high baroque debauchery and of course a myriad of depictions of lovers in fashionable Paris of high nineteen-twenties.
Each annual includes twelve pages of delicious romantic prose by Barbier's associates in the fashionable Parisian scene, including the novelist Colette and the comic actress Cecile Sorel. Falbalas and Franfreluches represents a literary and artistic printmaking collaboration of unusual finesse, elegance and sophistication.
This is a complete set of five annual issues with a total of 60 stunning pochoir plates (in addition to the decorated title-pages specially prepared for each year).

Price (AUD): $15,000.00  other currencies     Ref: #4011239

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