Kensington aluminum objects have elegant designs and practical use. Here the story of the company and its beautiful products is told with 375 color and vintage black-and-white photos. Kensington tableware, bar pieces, and gifts with streamlined shapes of Art Deco style are attracting collectors. This is their best reference.Kensington aluminum objects have elegant designs and practical use. Here the story of the company and its beautiful products is told with 375 color and vintage black-and-white photos. Kensington tableware, bar pieces, and gifts with streamlined shapes of Art Deco style are attracting collectors. This is their best reference.Read Less
New in New jacket. Book **NEW** In 1934 Alcoa introduced a revolutionary new line of aluminum alloy giftware and domestic items designed by American pioneer industrial designer Lurelle Guild. Called Kensington Ware, these relatively expensive, slick, machine-age objects were in an unmistakenly Art Deco style with cast brass accents. They represent an important American contribution to modern design and decorative arts. The Kensington plant ceased production around 1970, and collectors have recently been scooping up these compelling objects in the antique and collectible markets. This is the first book to tell the Kensington story and identify, value, and illustrate the aluminum in 375 color, vintage, and black-and-white illustrations. It is a must for anyone interested in aluminum, Art Deco, and the machine-age in America.
Illustrated by Color illustrations, drawings. 0-7643-0366-x. Soft cover. Illustrated stiff cardboard cover. Minor wear. VG+; Guide to collecting Art Deco Aluminum, particularly peices made by Kensington.; Quarto; 160 pp. pages.
NF with unbroken spine; clean and bright. Glossy black wraps with color illus. and white lettering. 160 pp. with color and bw illus. throughout. Identifies, values and illustrates 375 items of aluminum alloy Kensington Ware, made of aluminum alloy by Alcoa at their New Kensington, Pennsylvania plant. The story and history of the company and the wares, designed by Lurelle Guild, are included. No library about Art Deco arts would be complete without this volume! A great reference.
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