This lavishly illustrated book brings together nearly 40 essays from leading experts in the field to discuss the phenomenon that was Art Deco.This lavishly illustrated book brings together nearly 40 essays from leading experts in the field to discuss the phenomenon that was Art Deco.Read Less
Quarto; good-/wraps; 1" hood ornament near head of gray spine with title in gilt directly below; front corners are lightly bent; text block, clean; entire text block is slightly bent, beginning just off the spine; lavishly illustrated in color, with some B/W; 464pp. -----ARTS-MODERN. Rockville.
VG (Slight nick in top edge of cover, otherwise Like New. ) Gray & photographic wraps, 464 pp., many BW & color illus., weighs 5.5 lbs. Issued in conjunction with an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Features 40 illustrated essays that fall under the categories of Sources and Iconogrphy, The Paris 1925 Exhibition, The Spread of Deco, and The Deco World.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Hardcover. 464 pages. Hardcover. Profusely illustrated with full color and black & white photographs. Light wear to dust jacket. Clean, tight copy. May require additional postage due to size and weight.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 4to. pp. 464, vertical scrape on inside front pastedown, o/w overall vg, "Sexy, modern, and unabashedly consumer-oriented, Art Deco was a new kind of style, flourishing at a time of rapid technological change and social upheaval. Lacking the philosophical basis of other European design movements, Deco borrowed motifs from numerous sources--Japan, Africa, ancient Egyptian and Mayan cultures, avant-garde European art--simply to create novel visual effects. Art Deco 1910-1939 surveys the sources and development of the popular style with more than 400 color illustrations and 40 chapters by numerous design specialists. The authors track Deco around the globe, from Paris to the United States┐-where it got its biggest boost from mass production┐-to Northern and Central Europe, Latin America, Japan, India, and New Zealand. The book's broad focus encompasses industrial artifacts (the Hindenburg blimp, the Burlington Zephyr locomotive), as well as architecture, furniture, accessories, fashion, jewelry, typography and poster design. Despite the existence of other prominent artistic movements during the 1920s and '30s, the authors tend to hang the Deco label on virtually any object that portrays the effects of technology or employs color, luxury materials or artificial light in striking ways. It does seem a stretch to include Man Ray's photographs, Sonia Delaunay's textiles and the movie King Kong in the Deco pantheon. But the great strength of Art Deco 1910-1939 is that it reveals the social context of Deco, not just its pretty face. The book accompanies an exhibition (organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London) at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto through January 4, 2004; subsequent venues are San Francisco and Boston."
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