Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2005 - Antiques & Collectibles - 240 pages
Art Deco is one of the most celebrated and enduring design styles of the 20th century. Capturing the spirit and glamor of the 1920s and 30s, the Art Deco period was an era of mass consumption but also one of indulgence. At the height of the movement, innovative designers used exciting new materials and mass production techniques to create iconic objects that were widely available. Many examples survive today and are relatively affordable and easy to find. Written by Judith Miller and Art Deco specialist Nicholas M. Dawes, this is the complete visual guide to a remarkable range of Art Deco collectibles. Works by the finest exponents of the style are explored, from the radical furniture designs of Marcel Breuer and Alvar Aalto to exquisite Cartier jewelry-not just inexpensive machine-made pieces, but also more luxurious one-offs. Over 1,000 items are presented in full color, with up-to-date price guides, and tips for buying, selling, and collecting. Subject areas include furniture, textiles, glass, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, metalware, posters and graphics, with profiles of key designers and manufacturers.
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