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Art Deco Architecture: Design, Decoration, and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties
Art Deco's sheer exuberance ensured its success across the globe and it adapted to the most diverse situations, as shown by examples ranging from offices in Europe and gas stations in America to maharajahs' palaces in India and imperial dwellings in Japan. Public buildings of all kinds-whether fountain or state capitol, skyscraper or bus terminal-bear witness to its decade ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 17th 1999 by Thames Hudson
(first published 1992)
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Definitely a book for someone who is familiar with the field. I picked it up simply because I was not knowledgeable and wanted to learn more. I feel like I should have just looked at the pictures and not read any of the text for as much as I got out of it. I would have absorbed much more of the information if it was something I was passionate about. Those things said, I did learn some things and was fascinated by the history. I might be able to identify an art deco building after reading this, b ...more