American Art Deco
By (author) Alastair Duncan
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American Art Deco by Alastair Duncan
Book DescriptionAfter the initial explosion of art deco in Europe in the mid-1920s, American designers were soon making their own contribution to the style. The illustrations in this book seek to demonstrate that a dynamic American tradition developed in sculpture, ceramics, furniture, architectural decoration, graphics, and virtually all the applied arts. Alastair Duncan explores the subject of American art deco, reassessing and putting into perspective the work of artists such as Donald Deskey, Paul Manship, Gilbert Rohde, Walter von Nessen, and many others whose vision helped transform American art and design.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500280935
(306mm x 250mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alastair Duncan
Art Deco Poster, Paperback (February 2017)
Features over 300 of the most sought after examples of poster art created between the wars. Organized thematically into subject categories (aviation, communication, fashion and more), this book includes over 300 highly rare and even unique posters by masters of the art form, including Nizzoli, Cassandre and Beall.
Art Deco Sculpture, Hardback (October 2016)
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 the Art Deco style.
Galle Lamps, Hardback (November 2013)
Showcases the lamps of Emile Galle.
Galle Furniture, Hardback (August 2012)» View all books by Alastair Duncan
Included for the first time under one cover are all Galle's major works of furniture, both those he designed as unique pieces for an exclusive clientele and those he displayed at two World Expositions and at the annual Paris Salons between 1889 and his untimely death in 1904.
UK Kirkus Review » A first paperback outing for this definitive, highly illustrated guide to the work of America's leading early 20th-century designers in every medium, including furniture, glass, lighting, jewellery, metalware, textiles and industrial design. Lavishly illustrated, the book is also a reminder of a more luxurious era, when the talents of Cartier, Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright and others were employed to celebrate the wonders of the age. (Kirkus UK)
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