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Art Deco 1910-1939
Synopses & Reviews
This lavishly illustrated book brings together nearly 40 essays from leading experts in the field to discuss the phenomenon that was Art Deco.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 443-449) and indexes.
About the Author
Charlotte Benton is a design and architecture historian. Her works include A Different World? Emigre Architects in Britain 1926-58.
Tim Benton is Professor of Art History at the Open University and has curated a number of exhibitions and his work has been most recently included in Le Corbusier in Paris. Ghislaine Wood is co-curator of the Art Deco 1910-1939 exhibition. She was also co-curator of the wildly successful V&A Art Nouveau exhibition that toured internationally, and a contributor to the catalogue. Table of Contents
PART I. INTRODUCTION The style and the age /Charlotte Benton,Tim Benton The Great War, mass society and 'modernity' /Arthur Marwick PART II. SOURCES AND ICONOGRAPHY Egyptomania /Christopher Frayling Deco sculpture and archaism /Penelope Curtis Ancient Mexican sources of art deco /Oriana Baddeley Inspiration from the East /Anna Jackson Collecting and constructing Africa /Ghislaine Wood National traditions /Juliette Hibou Avant-garde sources /Charlotte Benton,Tim Benton From Pattern to abstraction /Jonathan M. Woodham The exotic /Ghislaine Wood PART III. THE PARIS 1925 EXHIBITION The international exhibiton /Charlotte Benton Paris 1925: consuming modernity /Tag Gronberg The artist-decorator /Stâephane Laurent PART IV. THE SPREAD OF DECO Germany, Austria and the Netherlands /Reino Liefkes Art deco in Central Europe /David Crowley --'Lovely neoclassical byways': art deco in Scandinavia /Jennifer Hawkins Opie European glass /Ghislaine Wood Italian architecture and design /Tim Benton Conscience and consumption: art deco in Britian /Gillian Naylor British art deco ceramics /Alun Graves Art deco architecture /Tim Benton Art deco fashion /Valerie Mendes Art deco jewellery /Clare Phillips Photography and the new vision /Mark Haworth-Booth Art deco graphic design and typography /Jeremy Aynsley Art deco bindings ;Art deco and the book jacket /Rowan Watson,Annemarie Riding PART V. THE DECO WORLD Travel, transport and art deco /Paul Atterbury Art deco and hollywood film /Ghislaine Wood --'The filter of American taste': design in the USA in the 1920s /Wendy Kaplan American metalwork between the wars /Jeannine Falino New materials and technologies /Jeffrey L. Meikle The search for an American design aesthetic: from art deco to streamlining /Nicolas P. Maffei Art deco in East Asia /Anna Jackson Indo-deco /Amin Jaffer Ambiguously modern: art deco in Latin America /Rafael Cardoso --'A growing enthusiasm for modernity': art deco in Australia /Christopher Menz Art deco in South Africa /Dipti Bhagat Decline and revival /Charlotte Benton,Time Benton
ISBN: 9780821228340 Subtitle: 1910 - 1939 Editor: Benton, Charlotte Editor: Benton, Tim Editor: Wood, Ghislaine Editor: Benton, Charlotte Author: Wood, Ghislaine Author: Benton, Charlotte Author: Benton, Tim Editor: Benton, Tim Editor: Wood, Ghislaine Publisher: Bulfinch Location: Boston Subject: History, modern Subject: Design - Decorative Subject: Art, modern Subject: Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum Subject: Art deco Subject: History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945) Subject: Decorative arts Subject: Art, Modern -- 20th century. Subject: Art-Museums and Collections Subject: Architecture-Architects Edition Description: 1st North American ed. Series Volume: 57 Publication Date: 20030917 Binding: Hardback Language: English Illustrations: Yes Pages: 464 Dimensions: 11.62x10.00x1.56 in. 6.38 lbs. Related Subjects
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