Reprinted in full color from a rare portfolio of abstract design published in Paris in the 1920s, these images splendidly capture the emergence of the Art Deco aesthetic in the years following World War I. The work of two notable French illustrators, this rich kaleidoscope of arcs and angles represents a transitional period between the luxuriant curvilinear designs of Art Nouveau and the streamlined modernism of Art Deco.
Deeply influenced by Cubism, Neo-Impressionism, and other modernist movements, the Verneuils created a dazzling series of designs that reflect the spirit of these dynamic movements and the developing sensibilities of Art Deco design. Wallpaper and textile designers, graphic designers, and others in the arts and crafts will find pleasure and inspiration on every page of this handsome book. The collection includes 87 designs in a variety of useful shapes and sizes, each faithfully reproduced and copyright-free.
About the Author
The Art Nouveau movement originated in late 19th-century France, where Maurice Pillard Verneuil (1869–1942) achieved international renown as a leading designer in the new style. Verneuil was particularly interested in the decorative potential of flowers, and he created countless realistic and imaginative floral patterns.