Art Deco Complete: The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920s and 1930s

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Thames & Hudson, 2009 - Art deco - 544 pages
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Mediterranean to the colonial outposts of Asia and Africa." "In the most comprehensive account of the decorative arts of the Art Deco period ever assembled, Alastair Duncan celebrates the rich variety of form and diverse international roots that have made it a perennial favourite of collectors and a constant source of inspiration for designers. The guide begins with a series of essays on the major media of the period: Furniture and Interior Decoration; Sculpture; Paintings, Graphics, Posters and Bookbinding; Glass; Ceramics; Lighting; Textiles; Silver, Metal, Lacquer and Enamel; and Jewelry, each followed by lavishly illustrated in-depth biographies of the major designers and artists working in the medium. The second half of the book is an authoritative illustrated A-Z listing of all significant designers in the Art Deco style, comprising over four hundred entries." "Sumptuously illustrated and written by one of the world's leading experts, Art Deco Complete will be the definitive --

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CONTENTS
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PIERRE CHAREAU
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MAURICE DUFRENE
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About the author (2009)

Alastair Duncan was for fourteen years associated with Christie's, New York, latterly as a Consultant. After joining the auction house in 1977, he organized and catalogued a great number of sales devoted to Art Nouveau and Art Deco and nineteenth-century decorative arts. HE has acted as guest curator for exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and is now an independent consultant specializing in the decocrative arts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is the author of many books, including Art Deco Furniture, Art Nouveau Furniture, American Art Deco, and Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany, all published by Thames & Hudson.

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