“ONE OF THE ACTIVE FORCES IN ART NOUVEAU IN ENGLAND”: FRANK BRANGWYN’S MURALS
FURST, Herbert. The Decorative Art of Frank Brangwyn: A Study in the Problems of Decoration. London: John Lane; New York: Dodd, Mead, (1924). Folio, original tan buckram lettered in black, original matching dust jacket. $750.
First edition analysis of Brangwyn’s murals, with 33 full-page color plates (four double-page) and 150 in-text sepia collotypes.
“Associated with William Morris and Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo in the early days of the Arts and Crafts Movement and busy in all aspects of design [including tapestries], Sir Frank Brangwyn was one of the active forces in Art Nouveau in England” (Hodnett, 195). Brangwyn’s media for book illustration ranged from oil painting to pen and ink to wood engraving, and his subjects usually turned to the sea, ships and ports. This comprehensive analysis of his murals contains 33 full-page color plates (4 double-page) and 150 in-text sepia collotypes. Owner’s name in ink.
Faint scattered foxing to fore-edge, shallow chipping and minor tears to extremities of scarce dust jacket. A near-fine copy.