20 total issues of the annual French architecture journal (1907-1914, 1920-1925, and 1930-1935), collecting the best architectural designs exhibited at the annual Salons put on by the Société des Artistes Français and the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, edited by Charles Schmid and later Charles Massin, each issue being a fully illustrated catalogue consisting entirely of elevations, floor plans, sketches, and later photographs of that year's designs, with a wide range of types projects including villas, stores, casinos, train stations, palaces, businesses, tombs, and churches, each issue with a table of plates, most listing the architect and title of each project. Large 8vo. Original wrpps. except for 1920 and 1921 which are tie-bound cardboard portfolios, 1912 with back cover detached but present, 1923 with both covers detached but present, other years with some splits or tears along spines, general minor soiling and wear. Paris (Librairie Générale de l'Architecture et des Arts Décoratifs/Librairie de la Construction Moderne) 1908-1935.
A significant run of the series full of architectural designs characterized partly by Art Nouveau and partly by a taste for the grandiose. Designs include Maurice Durand's plan for a giant lighthouse for the Port of New York, a monument for festivals and parties to replace the Eiffel Tower after its demolition, designed by Hawkins and Darde, and the restoration of an antique Sicilian city by Hulot, plus designs by Baudot, Sauvage, Tony Garnier, Véra, Roux-Spitz, Gréber, Kalinowski of Poland, and other architects and decorators of the era, characterized partly by Art Nouveau feeling, partly by a taste for the grandiose. Book ID: 48877