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Christie's Art Deco

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Treasured Art Deco objects are showcased in this superb guide to a fascinating movement that flourished during the 1920s and 1930s, reaching into every sphere of decorative arts design throughout Europe and the United States.

Gleaned from precious private collections and the archives of the world-famous Christie's auction house, the objects surveyed range from posh furniture, sleek sculpture, and bold architectural detailing to imaginative ceramics, luxurious jewelry, innovative metalwork, and powerful posters. For decorative arts enthusiasts, collectors, designers, and students, this introductory overview and ongoing reference source opens the door to one of the most influential design periods of the twentieth century.

Each chapter's thematic approach considers a particular decorative art and focuses on key players in that field: Lalique and his extraordinarily sinuous glass-ware and Clarice Cliff and her distinctively shaped and colored ceramics are two of the many notable artists who set standards for design excellence that endure to this day. The author's scholarly text traces the development of Art Deco in each design area and within the broader historical context of an era marked by the quest for a lifestyle filled with speed and opulence.

About the Author

Fiona Gallagher, the author of Christie's Art Nouveau, is an authority in the field of decorative arts, with special expertise in twentieth-century movements. She lives in South London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823006434
Author:
Gallagher, Fiona
Author:
Jeffery, Michael
Author:
Gallagher, Fiona
Author:
White, Nicolette
Publisher:
Watson-Guptill
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Decoration and ornament
Subject:
Decorative arts
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Copyright:
Series Volume:
106-387
Publication Date:
20000901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.43x10.47x.83 in. 2.90 lbs.

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