These are some Georges Barbier illustrations from a pretty little volume entitled The Romance of Perfume, from 1928, containing some interesting text as well.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
A Pretty Little Volume
Posted by Thomas Haller Buchanan at 8:16 AM
Labels: Georges Barbier, Old Books
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These are beautiful! Thank you.
Thanks Thom - beautiful and elegant.
"Published by Richard Hudnut": R.H. was a large cosmetics manufacturer; does this little tidbit include advertising for their products? Or is it a serious attempt at a history of perfume? At 46 pages it can't be very thorough... Very pretty, though.
It was a poetically serious attempt at history, actually interesting and inspirational in a sensuous way. It's like a lovely dissertation right on the beam for its title, the ROMANCE of perfume. There was an insert in the back, but I can't recall if that was advertising or something else. I traded off the book some time ago, and I scanned all the text pages, but not the insert.
Really, a lovely book.
I have this book !
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