The Art Deco Book In France

Author: Gordon Norton Ray
Publisher: Bibliographical Society of the univ
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French Art Deco

Author: Jared Goss
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 0300204302
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French Art Deco. Art Deco—the term conjures up jewels by Van Cleef & Arpels, glassware by Laique, furniture by Ruhlmann—is best exemplified in the work shown at the exhibition that gave the style its name: the Exposition Internationale des Art Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925. The exquisite craftsmanship and artistry of the objects displayed spoke to a sophisticated modernity yet were rooted in past traditions. Although it quickly spread to other countries, Art Deco found its most coherent expression in France, where a rich cultural heritage was embraced as the impetus for creating something new. the style drew on inspirations as diverse as fashion, avant-garde trends in the fine arts—such as Cubism and Fauvism—and a taste for the exotic, all of which converged in exceptionally luxurious and innovative objects. While the practice of Art Deco ended with the Second World War, interest in it has not only endured to the present day but has grown steadily. Based on the Metropolitan Museum's renowned collection French Art Deco presents more than eighty masterpieces by forty-two designers. Examples include Süe et Mare's furniture from the 1925 Exposition; Dufy's Cubist-inspired textiles; Dunand's lacquered bedroom suite; Dupas's monumental glass wall panels from the SS Normandie; and Fouquet's spectacular dress ornament in the shape of a Chinese mask. Jared Goss's engaging text includes a discussion of each object together with a biography of the designer who created it and is enlivened by generous quotations from writings of the period. The extensive introduction provides historical context and explores the origins and aesthetic of Art Deco. With its rich text and sumptuous photographs, this is not only one of the rare books on French Art Deco in English, but an object d'art in its own right.

French Modern

Author: Steven Heller
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
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French Modern. The fifth volume in Chronicle's Art Deco design series, French Modern is a sophisticated celebration of this exceedingly popular design period. As the birthplace of Art Deco, France offers a unique perspective on this extraordinary artistic movement. From fashion and wine to culture and industry, all aspects of French life in the '20s and '30s are displayed and interpreted in this rich compendium of highly stylized designs, including magazines, posters, brochures, and retail packages. Stunningly illustrated with a wealth of original artifacts, some never before seen in the United States, this affordably priced and exquisitely designed book will be an essential acquisition for collectors and designers alike.


Author: John Maxtone-Graham
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393061208
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Normandie. A lavishly photographed tribute to the ill-fated steamship documents every aspect of the vessel's design, construction, and service, offering insight into its struggles to attract passengers and the events that culminated in its fiery end at New York's Pier 88.

French Trademarks

Author: John Mendenhall
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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French Trademarks. A remarkable collection of flamboyant commercial graphic images dating from the formal debut of Art Deco in the 1920s to the more austere and refined designs of the 1930s. Introductory text conveys the context. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Art Deco Furniture

Author: Alastair Duncan
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500276600
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Art Deco Furniture. In the early 20th century, the Art Deco movement created new standards in furniture design, architecture, and the decorative arts. This detailed study serves as both an essential reference book for collectors and a marvelous chronicle of one of the most exciting design movements in recent history. 376 illus. 80 in color.

French Art Deco Fashions In Pochoir Prints From The 1920s

Author: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd
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French Art Deco Fashions In Pochoir Prints From The 1920s. Clothing design from 1924 to 1931 was revolutionary and has been the epitome of haute couture ever since. The hand printed color fashion illustrations recreated here are little masterpieces, often admired and collected themselves for their fine details and originality. The most famous clothing designers of the era are represented abundantly, including Charles Worth, Jean Patou, Paul Poiret, Lucien Lelong, Joseph Paquin and many others. A beautiful volume for collectors and students of fashion design.

Art Deco Textiles

Author: Alain-René Hardy
ISBN: 9780500285992
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Art Deco Textiles. "A visually exciting look into the world of French Art Deco textile designs ..Highly recommended."Library Journal The 1920s and 1930s were a time of great social and cultural upheaval, as well as a period of immense creativity in all artistic fields. The decorative arts experienced a boom that was to shape the lifestyles of a generation, and French artists and designers found themselves at the center of these developments. Whether following the elitist decorative trends of Ruhlmann and Sue, or the more egalitarian, functionalist movement led by Le Corbusier, the worlds of interior decoration and fashion went through radical changes that were both influenced by and reflected in the textiles of the day. This is an invitation to discover the spectacular world of French Art Deco textiles. Hundreds of full-color photographs bring to life the age when craftsmanship and industry worked side by side: Lyons silk and the first artificial fibers, carved wooden printing blocks and huge multiple-cylinder rotary presses, indigo and madder and aniline and alizarin dyes, tradition and progress. By turns sumptuous or minimalist, featuring extravagant floral patterns or simple arrangements of shapes and colors, timelessly classic or celebrating the most recent triumphs of contemporary life, these fabrics will provide endless inspiration to designers and collectors. 316 color illustrations.

Camille Faur

Author: Alberto Shayo
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited
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Camille Faur . Provides an account of the art of enameling in Limoges, France. This almost dormant art form was taken to new and daring levels of design and execution during the Art Deco period (1920-30). Its most important and prolific studio was that of Camille Faur