Art Deco Bakelite Jewelry and Boxes: Cubism for Everyone

Art Deco Bakelite Jewelry and Boxes: Cubism for Everyone

by Deborah Keresztury, Nancy N. Schiffer, Peter Keresztury
     
 

The Art Deco style of the early 1930s can be seen as domesticated Cubism. As with cubist paintings, the elements of design were reduced to their minimal essence and applied to everyday items for public consumption. Here Bakelite plastic jewelry and boxes are studied as reflections of this style. The book is a visual garden of Deco design, with hundreds of items… See more details below

Overview

The Art Deco style of the early 1930s can be seen as domesticated Cubism. As with cubist paintings, the elements of design were reduced to their minimal essence and applied to everyday items for public consumption. Here Bakelite plastic jewelry and boxes are studied as reflections of this style. The book is a visual garden of Deco design, with hundreds of items photographed in color and described with their useful purposes, materials, and current values. Bakelite is collected because it is different and fun. This book is important because it demonstrates how the new Art Deco style provided the Depression-ridden world with color and style in a form most people could afford.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764313479
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Series:
Schiffer Book for Collectors Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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