Art Deco Furniture
The French Designers New edition
By (author) Alastair Duncan
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Art Deco Furniture by Alastair Duncan
Book DescriptionThe Art Deco movement - with its emphasis on up-to-date individuality combined with good taste, fine materials and exquisite workmanship - became all the rage in France. Other countries produced their own versions of the style, but in furniture especially, the French predominated: the world had not seen such creative design for 125 years; on the one hand, the virtuoso cabinet-making of Ruhlmann, on the other, the brilliant originality of Gray and Legrain. Alastair Duncan introduces us to the work of over eighty architects, furniture makers and interior designers. The colour and monochrome photographs - almost all of them specially commissioned for this book - form a valuable portfolio of Art Deco furniture which should be of special value to those seeking comprehensive information about a design movement which has proved of lasting appeal both to collectors and to the general public.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500276600
(265mm x 223mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Nov-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alastair Duncan
Art Deco Poster, Paperback (December 2016)
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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