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Collection History

The digital collection draws upon the Library's exhibition, "Victorian Ornament: Excerpts from Design History," Dec. 9, 1989 - March 10, 1990, Edna Barnes Salomon Room, and supplements it with additional works through the 1920s. Holdings from the Victorian period, 1839-1900, are particularly strong covering America and Western Europe; these are often pattern or illustrated advice books. Other movements with representative, and often rare, titles include: Neoclassicism, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, and Art Deco.


The Art & Architecture Collection has long been a repository of unusual plate books, with a core antiquarian collection dating to the initial creation of the Art Division. Many came from the private library of the architect Thomas Hastings, of the partnership, Carrere and Hastings, responsible for the Library's landmark classical revival building on Fifth Avenue. In the second half of the twentieth century, the department acquired additional significant titles retrospectively in response to growing recognition of the collection's depth and rarity.

Collection Data

Dufrène, Maurice, 1876- (Author)
Moreau, Charles (Publisher)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1925 (Approximate)
Place: Paris
Publisher: Moreau, Charles
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection
Shelf locator: MLO++ (Dufrene, M. Ensembles mobiliers)
Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes (1925 : Paris, France)
Interior decoration -- France
Statement of responsibility: Couverture et vignettes composé par Maurice Dufrène
Statement of responsibility: [under most plates at left] Hélio Faucheux, Chelles, Ch. Moreau, éditeur, 8, rue de Prague - Paris (XIIe)
Content: Exposition internationale 1925. 1re-3me serie.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 v. : plates ; 45 cm. [pages 44.5 x 32.5 cm.or smaller]
Issued in portfolios. Three series bound in two volumes (first two bound in one volume)]
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 29958126
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13983858
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7614a2a0-c6cb-012f-2720-58d385a7bc34
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