American Art Deco: An Illustrated Survey
One of the most popular forms of twentieth-century design, the Art Deco style dominated the decorative arts in the 1920s and '30s. Championed by progressive architects and inspired by such diverse influences as the industrial age and Native American art, it became a form of artistic self-expression for nearly three decades. This volume includes scores of photographs and important articles that des...
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications; Reissue edition (March 10, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.5 x 11.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 3749838
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“Although it does contain some never-before-seen photographs that I have yet to encounter again in any Art Deco-era book, something about its overall format didn't entertain me as much as I would have liked. It may have been nice to see an alternatio...”
ribe the aesthetics of this distinctive style.An introduction by architectural critic Lewis Mumford is followed by commentaries by such notables as Frank Lloyd Wright on design principles; theatrical and industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes on outfitting business interiors; and Edward Steichen on commercial photography.A fascinating glimpse of an exciting and innovative period in the history of American design, this book will appeal to a wide audience ― from interior decorators and graphic artists to students of art and lovers of the Art Deco style.