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Art Deco: The Golden Age of Graphic Art & Illustration
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, Erte, Cassandre and Paul Colin. While the main f ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Flame Tree Publishing
(first published September 19th 2008)
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This books main drawing point is the beautifully reproduced pictures. It does also offer an overview of the art deco period as well as profiles of some of the most prominent artists of the period. These artist profiles are categorised into either fashion or advertisement although all the artists are visual artists. The information in the book isn't particularly in depth but that's not really the point of the book. My only gripe was that the author seemed overly generous in his estimation of the ...more
Perfect coffee table book. Lots of beautiful illustrations and actually has a great story to tell about the Art Deco movement in fashion, art, and also discusses the social implications of the time period. This is one of my absolutely favourite periods of all time; this book elegantly and thoroughly captures many of the reasons why.
Apr 10, 2015 Sandra rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
I bought this book years ago when it was on sale (how there were ever any copies left to make it to the sales corner is mystery to me). I stumbled on it quite by accident and it is one of my happiest finds. the book is stunning. It has everything you could want in a sourcebook for Art Deco and it will turn anyone who reads it into an art deco lover. Its perfection.
A beautiful cover, and a beautiful interior, on a beautiful topic. I love this book a great deal: it was the first book I ever owned about Art Deco, and it opened my eyes to some of the essentials on the subject.