'The best book on Art Deco to have appeared so far, and likely to remain so.' Bevis Hillier, Literary Review
Author: Charlotte Benton,Tim Benton,Ghislaine Wood
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
Straddling two World Wars and the Great Depression, ushering in the Jazz Age and the era of the automobile and skyscraper, fomenting in the great cities of Europe and America and shaping everything from the Golden Gate Bridge to the humble desk lamp, the story of Art Deco is the story of our modern world. In this book, the most comprehensive account of the decorative arts of the Art Deco period ever assembled, Alastair Duncan celebrates the styles rich variety of form and its diverse international roots as the very factors that make it a perennial favourite of modern collectors and designers. Sumptuously illustrated and written by one of the worlds leading experts, Art Deco Complete will be the definitive work on the subject for many years to come.
The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920s and 1930s
Author: Alastair Duncan
Category: Art deco
A stunning, illustrated survey of Art Deco architecture throughout America celebrates sevety-five innovative guilding that reveal not only the finest principles of Deco design but also a regional individualism that typifies the best in Art Deco style.
Architecture and Regionalism
Author: Carla Breeze
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
This exploration of Art Deco architectural design embraces many different times and places in its visual and verbal account of the movement's origins, development, and influence.
Design, Decoration and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties
Author: Patricia Bayer
The dominant style in architecture and design of the 1920s and 1930s, Art Deco was an exuberant reaction to the austerity of the war years. Characterized by geometric shapes, stylized natural forms and the use of luxurious materials, and inspired by sources ranging from Ancient Egypt to the Ballets Russes, the style quickly spread from France to Britain, the USA and all over the globe during the 1930s.The fascinating text charts the various worldwide manifestations of Art Deco, and demonstrates that the style, although only retrospectively labelled a 'movement', had a coherence that led to its international appeal. The first book to explore Art Deco's pervasive influence in all areas of life, Art Deco Style is illustrated with examples from all over the world, from liners to letter boxes and lampposts.Bevis Hillier is the author of more than 20 books, including Art Deco: A Design Handbook. Stephen Escritt is a specialist in nineteenth- and twentieth-century interior design and furniture.
Author: Bevis Hillier,Stephen Escritt
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Art Deco—the term conjures up jewels by Van Cleef & Arpels, glassware by Laique, furniture by Ruhlmann—is best exemplified in the work shown at the exhibition that gave the style its name: the Exposition Internationale des Art Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925. The exquisite craftsmanship and artistry of the objects displayed spoke to a sophisticated modernity yet were rooted in past traditions. Although it quickly spread to other countries, Art Deco found its most coherent expression in France, where a rich cultural heritage was embraced as the impetus for creating something new. the style drew on inspirations as diverse as fashion, avant-garde trends in the fine arts—such as Cubism and Fauvism—and a taste for the exotic, all of which converged in exceptionally luxurious and innovative objects. While the practice of Art Deco ended with the Second World War, interest in it has not only endured to the present day but has grown steadily. Based on the Metropolitan Museum's renowned collection French Art Deco presents more than eighty masterpieces by forty-two designers. Examples include Süe et Mare's furniture from the 1925 Exposition; Dufy's Cubist-inspired textiles; Dunand's lacquered bedroom suite; Dupas's monumental glass wall panels from the SS Normandie; and Fouquet's spectacular dress ornament in the shape of a Chinese mask. Jared Goss's engaging text includes a discussion of each object together with a biography of the designer who created it and is enlivened by generous quotations from writings of the period. The extensive introduction provides historical context and explores the origins and aesthetic of Art Deco. With its rich text and sumptuous photographs, this is not only one of the rare books on French Art Deco in English, but an object d'art in its own right.
Author: Jared Goss
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author: Victor Arwas
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The dramatic 1925 Paris Exhibition heralded the emergence of the Art Deco movement as a great decorative style. The photographs in this book were originally published in three volumes to show the rooms furnished for the exhibition. These original books are now extremely rare and expensive.
from the 1925 Paris exhibition
Author: Maurice Dufrêne,Alastair Duncan
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Ltd
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Explores the tradition of the streamlined design and reveals how it was manifested in the great buildings, furniture, and merchandise of the 1930s
Author: Alastair Duncan
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Looking at Art Nouveau from an international perspective, this text examines its origins and meaning within an art-historical, literary and social context. It covers all the major designers of the period and the environment in which they worked, describing the variation in forms and ideas expressed in key schools of thought.
Author: Paul Greenhalgh
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
Category: Art nouveau
This book presents a pictorial record of the fabrics which clothed the smart women and furnished the stylish interiors of Europe and America during the age of the Ballets Russes and jazz. The Paris 1925 Exhibition brought the richly exotic designs of Paul Poiret and Raoul Dufy to world-wide attention and the fabrics pictured here trace the Art Deco style as it evolves from its initial vibrant blossoming to a starker, more geometric look. This was a time when abstract decoration came into its own by focusing attention on pattern and ornament, as artists and designers looked afresh at the conventions of pictorial representation, and felt free to innovate with dazzling results. More than a hundred colour photographs provide a rich survey of the work of designers such as Robert Bonfils, Ruth Reeves and Marion Dorn. The V & A's collection of Art Deco textiles encompasses luxury silks, handblock printed pieces and functional man-made synthetics, and this overview features outstanding French, American and British examples from 1910-1939. Published to coincide with the Art Deco 1910-1939 exhibition, this volume is a valuable addition to the series of books illustrating the V & A's world-renowned collection of textiles, providing an essential resource for students and collectors, and an indispensable general introduction to a particularly lively and popular period of textile design. Book jacket.
Author: Charlotte Samuels
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Publications
Industrial / commercial art & design.
The Golden Age of Graphic Art & Illustration
Author: Michael Robinson,Rosalind Ormiston
Publisher: Flame Tree Pub
This shows in detail all aspects of the movement from architechiture to decorative arts, with detailed commentary on 120 works.
Author: Iain Zaczek
Publisher: Parragon Incorporated
This rare 1935 portfolio of full-color plates presents interpretations by many designers and interior architects of the effects of Art Deco modernism. Includes sleek designs for every kind of living space.
Author: Henry Delacroix
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Long-time poster aficionado William Crouse has selected over 300 of the most soughtafter examples of poster art created between the wars for this definitive volume. Organized thematically into subject categories (aviation, communication, fashion and more), this book includes over 300 highly rare and even unique examples by masters of the art form, including Nizzoli, Cassandre and Beall. Each poster - digitally photographed under carefully controlled conditions - is accompanied by an expanded caption that addresses the aesthetic, sociological, economic and/or political context of the image. Introduced by Art Deco specialist Alastair Duncan, Art Deco Posters is an essential addition for all interested in graphic design, Art Deco, and life and culture between 1919 and 1939.
Author: William Crouse
Publisher: Thames & Hudson