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 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


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 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.

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.

Shanghai S Art Deco Master

Author: Spencer Dodington
ISBN: 9789881609021
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Shanghai S Art Deco Master. Old Shanghai's architecture is world famous, particularly for the many Art Deco buildings designed and erected during its golden age in the 1920s and 1930s, before the Japanese invaded and the world changed. Many of the Art Deco gems in Shanghai were designed by the French architect Paul Veysseyre, the focus of this book. Coauthor Spencer Dodington has lived in and renovated many of Shanghai's Art Deco masterpieces, and coauthor Charles Lagrange has chronicled the history of Shanghai's French Concession in numerous articles. Together they have visited all surviving works by architect Paul Veysseyre. Having been granted with access to the private Veysseyre family archives outside Paris, plus extensive on-the-ground research in Shanghai, the two writers have created the definitive book on one of the city's greatest architects. His works in the French Concession brought contemporary French architecture, especially the glamorous new Art Deco style, to the booming port city in the 1920s and 1930s, to its lasting glory. This book sheds light on the story of one exceptional man and his creations, and also covers the French Concession's remarkable history and legacy.

Art Deco Painting

Author: Edward Lucie-Smith
Publisher: Phaidon Press
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Art Deco Painting. The eclectic, international style now known as Art Deco originally took its name from the 1925 Paris 'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes'. The style was all-pervasive during the 1920s and 30s, affecting the decorative arts, fine arts and fashion. This is the first book specifically to examine Art Deco painting and to define it as a genre. Edward Lucie-Smith analyses the characteristics of the style, period and history of the movement, explaining its relationship to Classicism, the Symbolists, the Precisionists, Cubism and photography. He discusses the frequent use of classical imagery, the importance of society portraiture and the lure of decorative exoticism. French, American, Russian, British and Italian painters, who are all represented here, were attracted as much to the skyscraper and automobile as they were to the classical nude. The result was a remarkable mix of traditional and modern as seen in this selection by such artists as Tamara de Lempicka, Jean Dupas and Glyn Philpot.