Art Deco: The Golden Age of Graphic Art & Illustration

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This beautifully illustrated book is a celebration of Art Deco’s expression through the graphic arts and illustration. Divided into three sections—the movement, its fashion and advertising—the reader gains great insight into the artists and innovators that helped popularize the Art Deco movement, such as Georges Barbier, Erté, Cassandre and Paul Colin. While the main focus for this intriguing book is centred on graphic art, numerous examples of other forms of Art Deco are also featured. Nestled among the posters ...
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Overview

This beautifully illustrated book is a celebration of Art Deco’s expression through the graphic arts and illustration. Divided into three sections—the movement, its fashion and advertising—the reader gains great insight into the artists and innovators that helped popularize the Art Deco movement, such as Georges Barbier, Erté, Cassandre and Paul Colin. While the main focus for this intriguing book is centred on graphic art, numerous examples of other forms of Art Deco are also featured. Nestled among the posters and paintings, sculpture, objets d'art and jewellery assert their similarity, whether through line, form or theme. These echoes serve to show the creativity fertility of the period as styles and ideas traversed artistic media.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847862792
  • Publisher: Flame Tree Iguides
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,055,986

Meet the Author

Michael Robinson is a freelance lecturer and writer on British art and design history. Originally an art dealer with his own provincial gallery in Sussex, he entered academic life by way of a career change, having gained a first class honours and Masters degree at Kingston University. He is currently working on his doctorate, a study of early modernist period British dealers. He continues to lecture on British and French art of the Modern period.
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  • Posted January 25, 2010

    Treasures inside!

    Being an Art Deco fan, this book caught my attention, esepcially with the Erte graphic.
    Three things sold me on this book:
    1/Coverage of many artists, including one of my favorites, Georges Barbier.
    2/Quality of the paper, image reproduction, and information on each artist.
    3/The price was impossible to beat.

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