The Art Deco Style

In Household Objects, Architecture, Sculpture, Graphics, Jewelry; 468 Authentic Examples

Author: Theodore Menten

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048622824X

Category: Design

Page: 182

View: 714

A collection of plates representing the best works of Art Deco produced during the twenties

Advertising Art in the Art Deco Style

Author: Theodore Menten

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486231648

Category: Design

Page: 172

View: 6944

Posters, commercial graphics, and advertisements from 1924-1940 display the characteristic geometric forms of Art Deco and the designs of more than one hundred studies and artists

Art deco style

Author: Bevis Hillier,Stephen Escritt

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 9678

The dominant style in architecture and design of the 1920s and 1930s, Art Deco was an exuberant reaction to the austerity of the war years. Characterized by geometric shapes, stylized natural forms and the use of luxurious materials, and inspired by sources ranging from Ancient Egypt to the Ballets Russes, the style quickly spread from France to Britain, the USA and all over the globe during the 1930s.The fascinating text charts the various worldwide manifestations of Art Deco, and demonstrates that the style, although only retrospectively labelled a 'movement', had a coherence that led to its international appeal. The first book to explore Art Deco's pervasive influence in all areas of life, Art Deco Style is illustrated with examples from all over the world, from liners to letter boxes and lampposts.Bevis Hillier is the author of more than 20 books, including Art Deco: A Design Handbook. Stephen Escritt is a specialist in nineteenth- and twentieth-century interior design and furniture.

Paris fashions

the art deco style of the 1920s

Author: Madeleine Ginsburg

Publisher: Smithmark Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 189

View: 8155

"Formerly curator of textile furnishings and dress, Victoria and Albert Museum, London."

Art Deco in Detroit

Author: Rebecca Binno Savage,Greg Kowalski

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738532288

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 5691

Since the 1920s, Art Deco, or "The Modern Style," has delighted people with its innovative use of materials and designs that capture the spirit of optimism to create the style of the future. Although the Detroit metro area is primarily known as an industrial region, it boasts some of the finest examples of Art Deco in the country. Art Deco in Detroit explores the wide-ranging variety of these architectural marvels, from world-famous structures like the Fisher and Penobscot Buildings, to commercial buildings, theaters, homes, and churches. Through a panorama of photographs, authors Rebecca Binno Savage and Greg Kowalski take readers on a fascinating tour of this influential movement and its manifestations in and around Detroit. The grandeur evident in some of the major buildings reflects a time when artisans and architects collaborated to craft structures that transcend functionality-they endure as standing works of art.

Miller's Art Deco

Living with the Art Deco Style

Author: Judith Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784722782

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 240

View: 1117

With its streamlined shapes and forward-looking approach, the Art Deco style still looks modern today. In the 1920s and 1930s, designers and craftsmen made innovative use of both natural and man-made materials to produce elegant pieces that broke with tradition and celebrated the future. In this beautifully illustrated guide, antiques expert Judith Miller explores the key makers and pieces of the movement, explaining what to look for as a collector. The book explores all the key collecting areas, with chapters on furniture, glass, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, silver and plastics, prints and posters, rugs and textiles. With clear price codes and biographies of key makers and designers, the book also contains "A Closer Look" and "Good, Better, Best, Masterpiece" features comparing ranges of items from makers and factories.

San Francisco Art Deco

Author: Michael F. Crowe,Robert W. Bowen

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738547343

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 5050

The famed period of architecture, design, and style known as Art Deco began in the mid1920s and lasted for a good 20 years. The movement left an indelible stamp all around the Bay Area but nowhere more so than in styleconscious San Francisco. The city's 1925 Diamond Jubilee, coinciding with the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes in France, ushered in the Art Deco age to the city by the bay. The Roaring Twenties created a need for thousands of new commercial and residential buildings, and many of these, such as Timothy Pflueger's Pacific Telephone and Telegraph building, were Art Deco masterpieces that embodied the new "moderne" styling sweeping the country. Using a variety of building materials, including terracotta, Vitrolux, and neon, many of the city's graceful and dramatic buildings turned heads 70 years ago just as they do today.

A history of interior design

Author: John F. Pile

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1856694186

Category: Interior architecture

Page: 464

View: 3777

Delivers the inside story on 6,000 years of personal and public space. John Pile acknowledges that interior design is a field with unclear boundaries, in which construction, architecture, the arts and crafts, technology and product design all overlap.

The 1920's

Author: Kathleen Morgan Drowne,Patrick Huber

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313320132

Category: History

Page: 331

View: 4216

Examines American cultural life and its influences during the nineteen twenties, covering youth culture, entertainment, food, fashion, advertising, architecture, leisure activities, and the arts.

The Art Nouveau Style

A Comprehensive Guide with 264 Illustrations

Author: Stephan Tschudi-Madsen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486417943

Category: Art

Page: 488

View: 3357

A revolutionary reaction to traditional nineteenth-century art, the turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau movement drew much of its inspiration from nature. Applying its sinuous, curvilinear motifs to the decorative arts, graphics, architecture, sculpture, and painting, artists and craftspeople attempted to create a style suitable for a "modern" age. In this absorbing, exceptionally detailed, and well-researched book (one of the first scholarly works to revive interest in the style after World War II), a noted Norwegian authority on the subject examines the movement in depth. Stephan Madsen offers a wealth of facts and insights about the origins and development of the style; trends leading up to Art Nouveau, including the influence of Blake and the Pre-Raphaelites; early Art Nouveau posters and book illustrations; and its use in architectural ornamentation, furniture, jewelry, wrought-iron, glass, and other applied arts. A magnificent selection of 264 photographs and line drawings accompanies the text, which gives broad coverage to the movement, as well as insightful discussions of such important artists as Emile Gallé, Alphonse Mucha, Walter Crane, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Aubrey Beardsley, Henry Van de Velde, Victor Horta, William Morris, and Eugène Grasset. Artists and students, admirers of Art Nouveau, and anyone interested in this enduring and influential style will welcome Professor Madsen's expert, fully documented study.

Art déco

Author: Norbert Wolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791347639

Category: Art deco

Page: 286

View: 3513

Was haben das Chrysler Building in New York, die sachlichkühlen Porträts von Tamara de Lempicka, die Tiller Girls und eine Tischleuchte von Wilhelm Wagenfeld gemeinsam? Den Stil: in allen Fällen allerschönster Art déco. Kaum eine andere Stilrichtung hat das Bild ihrer Epoche so umfassend geprägt wie der Art déco, dem es gelang, verschiedenste Einflüsse – die kubistischen Stillleben Picassos, die reinen Farben der Fauves, die ornamentalen Verzierungen des Jugendstils – miteinander zu verschmelzen. Ausgehend von Paris setzte sich die Formensprache des Art déco ab Mitte der 1920er Jahre weltweit durch und ergriff alle Bereiche von Kunst und Kultur: von Architektur und Innenraumgestaltung über Skulptur und Mode bis zu Grafik- und Produktdesign. Der vorliegende, ganz im Stil des Art déco gestaltete und hochwertig ausgestattete Band widmet sich der Frage nach dessen kunstgeschichtlichen und kulturpolitischen Voraussetzungen, beleuchtet die sich parallel entwickelnden Stile und Theorien und ordnet sie in den Zusammenhang der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts ein.

The Art Deco Style

In Household Objects, Architecture, Sculpture, Graphics, Jewelry; 468 Authentic Examples

Author: Theodore Menten

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780486228242

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 182

View: 3043

A collection of plates representing the best works of Art Deco produced during the twenties

Art Deco House Style

An Architectural and Interior Design Source Book

Author: Ingrid Cranfield

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715317440

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

View: 8541

Discover how to recreate and restore authentic period architecture, furnishings and detailing in the Art Deco style. The elegant and sophisticated style known as Art Deco epitomises for many the inter-war years of the 1920s and 1930s. Although not strictly a style of architecture, but a surface decoration, its clean lines and stylized, symmetrical forms nonetheless influenced the design of buildings throughout the world, greatly assisted by the new industrial materials of stainless steel and ferro-concrete. Interiors followed suit, featuring chrome for the first time, as well as brightly coloured enamels, glass and polished stone. Furniture, too, adopted the streamlined look, to which the mass-produced tubular steel of the 1930s was ideally suited. Art Deco transcended class as no other style had done previously. It united architecture (both public and domestic), decorative arts and the cheapest consumer goods. Today, as a result of the building boom of the 1920s and 1930s, more people probably live in a house built in this period than in any other. Although Art Deco House Style is primarily for those who wish to restore their homes to their original style, it is also a comprehensive reference book for devotees wishing to expand their knowledge of the movement. Lavishly illustrated chapters cover every aspect of the home, including furniture, fabrics and decorative detail, and throughout there is discussion of the leading designers of the period. Filled with practical advice and sources of materials, as well as much additional related information, this masterful work is an invaluable guide to the maintenance and renovation of Art Deco homes.

Washington and Baltimore Art Deco

A Design History of Neighboring Cities

Author: Richard Striner,Melissa Blair

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421411628

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 367

The bold lines and decorative details of Art Deco have stood the test of time since one of its first appearances in the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris in 1925. Reflecting the confidence of modern mentality—streamlined, chrome, and glossy black—along with simple elegance, sharp lines, and cosmopolitan aspirations, Art Deco carried surprises, juxtaposing designs growing out of speed (racecars and airplanes) with ancient Egyptian and Mexican details, visual references to Russian ballet, and allusions to Asian art. While most often associated with such masterworks as New York’s Chrysler Building, Art Deco is evident in the architecture of many U.S. cities, including Washington and Baltimore. By updating the findings of two regional studies from the 1980s with new research, Richard Striner and Melissa Blair explore the most significant Art Deco buildings still standing and mourn those that have been lost. This comparative study illuminates contrasts between the white-collar New Deal capital and the blue-collar industrial port city, while noting such striking commonalities as the regional patterns of Baltimore’s John Jacob Zinc, who designed Art Deco cinemas in both cities. Uneven preservation efforts have allowed significant losses, but surviving examples of Art Deco architecture include the Bank of America building in Baltimore (now better known as 10 Light Street) and the Uptown Theater on Connecticut Avenue NW in Washington. Although possibly less glamorous or flamboyant than exemplars in New York or Miami, the authors find these structures—along with apartment houses and government buildings—typical of the Deco architecture found throughout the United States and well worth preserving. Demonstrating how an international design movement found its way into ordinary places, this study will appeal to architectural historians, as well as regional residents interested in developing a greater appreciation of Art Deco architecture in the mid-Atlantic region.

Designing Women

Cinema, Art Deco, and the Female Form

Author: Lucy Fischer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231500579

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 7567

Grand, sensational, and exotic, Art Deco design was above all modern, exemplifying the majesty and boundless potential of a newly industrialized world. From department store window dressings to the illustrations in the Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogs to the glamorous pages of Vogue and Harper's Bazar, Lucy Fischer documents the ubiquity of Art Deco in mainstream consumerism and its connection to the emergence of the "New Woman" in American society. Fischer argues that Art Deco functioned as a trademark for popular notions of femininity during a time when women were widely considered to be the primary consumers in the average household, and as the tactics of advertisers as well as the content of new magazines such as Good Housekeeping and the Woman's Home Companion increasingly catered to female buyers. While reflecting the growing prestige of the modern woman, Art Deco-inspired consumerism helped shape the image of femininity that would dominate the American imagination for decades to come. In films of the middle and late 1920s, the Art Deco aesthetic was at its most radical. Female stars such as Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, and Myrna Loy donned sumptuous Art Deco fashions, while the directors Cecil B. DeMille, Busby Berkeley, Jacques Feyder, and Fritz Lang created cinematic worlds that were veritable Deco extravaganzas. But the style soon fell into decline, and Fischer examines the attendant taming of the female role throughout the 1930s as a growing conservatism challenged the feminist advances of an earlier generation. Progressively muted in films, the Art Deco woman—once an object of intense desire—gradually regressed toward demeaning caricatures and pantomimes of unbridled sexuality. Exploring the vision of American womanhood as it was portrayed in a large body of films and a variety of genres, from the fashionable musicals of Josephine Baker, and Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the fantastic settings of Metropolis, The Wizard of Oz, and Lost Horizon, Fischer reveals America's long standing fascination with Art Deco, the movement's iconic influence on cinematic expression, and how its familiar style left an indelible mark on American culture.

New Art Deco Style

Author: Darren Du

Publisher: Design Media Pub Limited

ISBN: 9789881507013

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 8957

When decoration becomes a main approach of interior design and we have a higher demand for mental enjoyment of interior spaces, which therefore have gone beyond pure functionality and comfort, the New Art Deco is ready to prevail in interior design. It quickly becomes the foremost avant-garde style of modern interior design.

Design Art Deco Quilts

Mix & Match Simple Geometric Shapes

Author: Don Linn

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607050889

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 8200

Mix and Match Simple Shapes into Bold, Stylized Quilts. Learn to design and sew striking, stylized quilts inspired by 1930s Art Deco style. Simple geometric shapes mix and match into original, one-of-a-kind designs. Complete instructions for a sample quilt take you step by step through planning, designing, and piecing your quilt. Includes photo gallery of 11 stunning quilts created by student quilters, plus a visual history of Art Deco style and architecture. Make a bold artistic statement with your own one-of-a-kind Art Deco quilt. Mr. Quilt shows you how to create a masterpiece, from choosing the right fabrics for an authentic Art Deco look to estimating yardage, cutting fabric and planning your piecing.

French Art Deco

Author: Jared Goss

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0300204302

Category: Art

Page: 280

View: 8139

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.