Germany, c. 1916
Those who love both history and art will appreciate the tactile bridge between past and present in this very special gift set. Each antique lithograph offered in this collection is paired with a copy of Transcendent Luxury: German Art Deco Poster Masterpieces - a book which documents the artwork's image and history!
During and immediately following the first World War, advertisers in Germany presented romantic elegance in a manner that bridged the sinuous lines of Art Nouveau and the hard lines of the Art Deco period to achieve a unique style that would remain a pinnacle of graphic design for more than a century.
The rare, small format poster lithographs created at this time were printed using rich, dense, lead inks. Each color is brilliant, vibrant, and impossible to recreate with today's soy based inks. When first experiencing close contact with these antique artworks, initial reactions are often that of wonder and amazement - it is truly seeing new colors for the first time!
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