London, South Kensington
19 May 2009
ROBERT DOISNEAU, PIERRE JAHAN, WILLY RONIS, and others
L'automobile en France. Billancourt: Renault, 1951.
Octavo (285 x 216mm). Illustrated throughout with approximately 300 black and white photographs, many double-page, and including a large fold-out. Original white paper-covered boards, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, original slipcase (minor rubbing on the boards, slipcase bumped).
FIRST EDITION. An excellent copy of this elegantly designed Renault company book. The dynamic lay-out and occasional New Vision perspective evoke the best of USSR In Construction, and capture the factory in glorious post-war recovery. Doisneau began his career at Renault, until he was dismissed for indiscipline.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
The remarkable memoir of a British naval officer who witnessed and recorded the historic events of 11 November, 1918
Highlights from the R. Eden Martin Collection features extraordinary first editions and manuscripts by the likes of Pasternak, Pushkin, Bulgakov and Tolstoy
How one of Mexico’s greatest artists collaborated with a family of printers to create a brand new printing technique
The competitive but loving bond between the two artists is explored in Alberto and Diego Giacometti: Masters of Design