Paris: Ch. Delagrave, 1901. Engraved frontispiece, vii, 130p, illustrations, 27 plates, index. 33cm. Original art nouveau wrapper with stylized illustrations on the front and back covers, titling on the spine. Frontispiece by Jean Patricot. Over 50 million people attended the Exposition to partake in an event that spanned over two miles in central Paris. Participants experienced the high point of the Art Nouveau movement especially through the works of Tiffany, Lalique, and many other studios. Marx's La Décoration, captures the decorative arts exhibits with full page plates and in text illustrations. Patricot's gravure of Lalique's Devant de Corsage, and Chauvet's La Blanche Vigne, are both well worn at the fore edge with some thinning of paper, stains and tears. There is a small tear in the half title page and a pin sized hole through several last pages with little impact. The frontispiece and all plates are detached. Edges are chipped. Spine creases and short tears at the spine ends. Otherwise the folio is complete and the wrapper exceptional. Uncommon in any condition.