Art Deco (World of Art)

Art Deco (World of Art)

by Alastair Duncan

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Overview

Originating in early twentieth-century France, Art Deco is a pastiche of artistic styles, influenced by Cubism and Futurism, Egyptology and the Orient, Ballet Russes and the Bauhaus. Alistair Duncan's exhaustive work surveys one of the most exhilarating periods of decorative art, illuminating the cultural fabric of the period, and discussing some of the century's most influential artists and craftsmen and their works. From Edgar Brandt's ornate ironwork for ocean liners, to Rene Lalique's celebrated perfume bottles, to the Chrysler Building, "Art Deco" takes us on a dazzling tour of one of the century's most vital decorative movements. Antique Collector praises the book as "lavishly illustrated with photographs of interiors as well as individual pieces...an invaluable book for collectors." 194 illus., 44 in color

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780500202302
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 11/17/1988
Series: World of Art Series
Pages: 205
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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. 

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