Art Deco Complete
The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920s and 1930s
By (author) Alastair Duncan
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Art Deco Complete by Alastair Duncan
Book DescriptionThe Art Deco style of the early 1930s can be seen as domesticated Cubism. As with cubist paintings, the elements of design were reduced to their minimal essence and applied to everyday items for public consumption. Here Bakelite plastic jewellery and boxes are studied as reflections of this style. The book is a visual garden of Deco design, with hundreds of items photographed in colour and described with their useful purposes, materials, and current values. Bakelite is collected because it is different and fun. This book is important because it demonstrates how the new Art Deco style provided the Depression-ridden world with colour and style in a form most people could afford.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500238554
(315mm x 249mm x 50mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2009
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.
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