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Art Deco: The Golden Age of Graphic Art & Illustration

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  89 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
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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Wendy
Feb 15, 2014 Wendy rated it it was amazing
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A beautiful book, bought as a gift for me by my husband. Full of gorgeous illustrations, photos and explanation. I love it!
Genevieve C 3
Jan 16, 2017 Genevieve C 3 rated it it was amazing
My fave artist, Erte was in this a lot. It had really good descriptions of the psychology of graphic art and advertising in this era.
Rosemary
Aug 25, 2015 Rosemary rated it really liked it
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
Celestalis
Jun 27, 2014 Celestalis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sandra
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.
Zane
Feb 16, 2013 Zane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Colleen
Aug 10, 2013 Colleen rated it really liked it
Nice history book. The only thing that I didn't enjoy was having to flip back to pictures after the descriptions...I really hate flipping back and forth, especially when the book is an awkward shape.
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May 13, 2016 Eileen rated it it was amazing
Absolutely lavish.
Ferhat Culfaz
Oct 06, 2016 Ferhat Culfaz rated it liked it
Good coffee table book. Nice introduction to the movement.
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A beautiful and inspirational book
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