Art Deco 1910-1939

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Charlotte Benton, Tim Benton, Ghislaine Wood
V&A, 2003 - Art deco - 464 pages
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Art Deco was the style that swept across the globe during the 1920s and 1930s and created the defining look of the interwar years. Its influence was ubiquitous: it touched the design of everything from jazz music to cinemas and Hollywood films to the packaging of cigarettes, from eveningwear and accessories to luxury liners and locomotives.....This lavish book brings together nearly 40 leading experts in the field to discuss the phenomenon that was Art Deco - its sources, its varied forms of expression, and the way it refined and redefined itself as it spread throughout the world. With breathtaking illustrations and a text both thought-provoking and scholarly, it will stand as the definitive book on what was, arguably, the most popular style of the twentieth century.

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What is best about this survey of Art Deco and allied design styles is that it aspires to a truly world-wide examination of the phenomena, from the 1925 Paris Exhibition to how the elitist style ... Read full review

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In this catalog to an exhibition originating at London's Victoria and Albert Museum and traveling to Toronto, San Francisco, and Boston, Art Deco is defined as a complex and varied mix of decorative ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Tim Benton is Professor of Art History at the Open University. He has co-curated a number of exhibitions, including Thirties: British Art and Design before the War (1979) and Art and Power (1996)...Charlotte Benton is an independent architecture and design historian whose publications include A Different World? Emigre Architects in Britain, 1928-1958 (1995) and Figuration/Abstraction: Public Sculpture in Europe 1945-69 (2003)...Ghislaine Wood was curator of the V&A exhibition Art Deco 1910-1939 (2003). She co-curated the major exhibition Art Nouveau 1890-1914 in 2000 and is author of Art Nouveau and the Erotic (V&A 2000) and Essential Art Deco (V&A 2003).

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