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The golden age of ocean liners is inextricably linked with the key decorative trends of the 20th century Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Modernism. This lavish visual feast explores the technical, aesthetic, cultural, and political factors that came together to define such an iconic mode of travel.
Showcases and puts into historical context a host of sculpted works created in the 1920s and 1930s in the decorative vernacular defined loosely today as 'Art Deco'. With artists' biographies and details of manufacturers, a full glossary and a thematic index, this volume is suitable for all those interested in...
A detailed look at the statuettes of the Art Deco period, and the artists who created them.
By Eric Knowles
Although usually associated with the 1920s and '30s, the Art Deco style had already begun to emerge in France prior to the First World War. Art Deco design is redolent of the Jazz Age, conjuring images of society cocktail parties, the Charleston and Hollywood in this great but doomed era...
For this survey of London's rich trove of Art Deco treasures, the author has photographed not just landmark buildings like the Savoy Hotel and the Hoover factory but also department stores, cinemas and theatres, Underground stations and many other buildings in which stunning exteriors or interiors survive.
Focusing on Art Deco graphic art and illustration, this coffee-table book features fascinating text on the movement in general, fashion and advertising, accompanied by beautiful reproductions of work by talents such as Barbier, Erte, Cassandre and Colin. Echoing examples of other forms of Art Deco are also included.
A new edition of the title previously published in 1985, exploring the design movement that spread through Europe and the United States for collectors. Comprehensive biographies on over 300 designers are given, with details of over 200 maker's marks and signatures, and illustrations by designers such as Lalique, Fouquet, Hoffmann,...