Synopses & Reviews
Duncan's comprehensive survey of Art Deco--the 20th century's last truly sumptuous style of decorative art--serves as a history of Art Deco, an encyclopedia of its artists and craftsmen, and a handbook for the enthusiast, student, or collector. 170 illustrations, 50 in color.
Examples are given of art deco furniture, textiles, ironwork, lighting, silver, glass, ceramics, sculpture, graphics, posters, books, jewellery, and architecture.
This volume traces the history of the art deco movement and examines its influence on design.
About the Author
Alastair Duncan was for fourteen years associated with Christie's, New York, latterly as a Consultant. After joining the auction house in 1977, he organized and catalogued a great number of sales devoted to Art Nouveau and Art Deco and nineteenth-century decorative arts. HE has acted as guest curator for exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and is now an independent consultant specializing in the decocrative arts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is the author of many books, including Art Deco Furniture, Art Nouveau Furniture, American Art Deco, and Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany, all published by Thames & Hudson.