Contempo: This American Tempo

Contempo: This American Tempo

Vassos, John; Ruth Vassos (Text)

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc.
Date Published: 1929
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Book Id: 35570


Quarto [31 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with decorative dark blue ink stamped titles, and dark blue ink stamped designs on the front cover. Good. The spine is heavily faded, and the edges of the covers are more subtly faded. The cloth at the spine ends is lightly frayed and torn, and a small amount of glue has been applied to these areas. The exposed bottom fore edge corners also have a little glue. There are numerous thin spots along the joints of the spine. The endsheets are darkened and lightly foxed. The pages are browned. The dust jacket is in poor condition, with numerous losses from the edges, and a large loss from the bottom half.


John Vassos played a major role in promoting the Art Deco style in advertising art and book illustration.