George Barbier: Master of Art Deco: Fashion, Illustration and Graphic Design

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George Barbier (1882–1932) is one of the great French illustrators of the early twentieth century. He is famous for his elegant art deco works that were heavily influenced by orientalism and Parisian couture. Born in Nantes, France in 1882, he skyrocketed to fame and notoriety after his first exhibition in 1911. Known as one of “the knights of the bracelet” for his luxurious and glamorous lifestyle and work, George Barbier also received renown for costumes and set designs he did for theater, film, and ballet. ...
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Overview

George Barbier (1882–1932) is one of the great French illustrators of the early twentieth century. He is famous for his elegant art deco works that were heavily influenced by orientalism and Parisian couture. Born in Nantes, France in 1882, he skyrocketed to fame and notoriety after his first exhibition in 1911. Known as one of “the knights of the bracelet” for his luxurious and glamorous lifestyle and work, George Barbier also received renown for costumes and set designs he did for theater, film, and ballet. Even today, his modern and stylish illustrations are popular all over the world.

With critical essays on such topics as coloration and composition, this volume is a complete compendium of Barbier’s work. This valuable reference book is categorized by Barbier’s major projects in fashion, book illustration, theater art, and editorial design and is perfect for illustrators and graphic designers as well as a beautiful gift for someone very special.  

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9784756241443
  • Publisher: PIE Books
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 790,399
  • Product dimensions: 7.24 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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Hiroshi Unno is a Tokyo-born writer specializing in art, film, music, literature, and Japanese flower arrangement.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    The colors and print quality of the images inside the book are a

    The colors and print quality of the images inside the book are absolutely breath taking.  Every page has at least one beautiful drawing/print produced by Barbier.  The text doesn't have much English translations, and there is a multitude of Japanese explanations.  However, this book is more focused on the pictures, so the text isn't as important.  Great for gifts or as a collector's item.  

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