The Art Deco period of the 1920s and 1930s swept away the sobriety of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, bringing in homes that were bright, colourful and exciting. Drawing inspiration from ancient Egyptian forms and modern architecture, Art Deco is arguably the most distinctive style of the 20th century and is characterised by streamlined white houses and geometric patterned interiors. The innovative and glamorous designs of the period are still highly sought after by house buyers and home-owners today, and this is the perfect book for those who want to learn more about the artistic influences of these years. Using both his own drawings and colour photographs, Trevor Yorke illustrates the distinctive features and details of genuine Art Deco homes, with chapters on the furnishings and fittings characteristic of Art Deco house interiors, including examples of furniture, wallpapers, fabrics, and details like door handles, hinges and light fittings.
London Art Deco presents a visual catalogue of the capital's Art Deco legacy that was handed down to us from the florid 20s and the streamlined 30s. It features cinemas, theatres, hotels, department stores, Underground stations, factories, civic, corporate and residential buildings and shows the way in which the style influenced architects and designers working on every scale, from entire buildings to the finest decorative detail.
This rare 1935 portfolio of full-color plates presents interpretations by many designers and interior architects of the effects of Art Deco modernism. Includes sleek designs for every kind of living space.
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.
Publisher: New Holland Publishing Australia Pty Limited
Art Deco Airports looks at the first airports of the world, specifically Airports of the 1920's and early 1930's. The book is illustrated in full color, with line drawings and photographs. With the 100 years of Commercial aviation occurring in 2019, Art Deco Airports marks that important anniversary. Focusing on airports in Great Britain, Europe, and the United States, all of which were heavily influenced by the art deco architecture of the era. These airport buildings were subject to enormous change as air transport became more popular and as aircraft technology meant entirely upgraded facilities. Many of these buildings were only in existence for sometimes 12 months before being either demolished or refurbished. Some of these fascinating buildings are also still in existence, albeit in a dilapidated state. The combination of these exotic and iconic buildings, fashion and associated aircrafts has never been captured in art before and will present an exciting and appealing aesthetic reminiscent of the art deco posters of that era. It is truly a lost world. A great gift for travel lovers and history buffs. -- Terry Moyle
This two-sided folding map features over seventy leading examples of Art Deco architecture in London, from Eltham Palace to the Hoover Building. Art Deco landmarks such as Broadcasting House, 55 Broadway and Senate House are included along with Charles Holden's finest Underground Stations and more. The reverse side of the map features an introduction to Art Deco by Henrietta Billings, photos by Simon Phipps and details about each building. Perfect for a walking tour or framing, this map measures slightly larger than A2 open, folds to slightly larger than A5 and is protected by a wide band.
The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920s and 1930s
Author: Alastair Duncan
Category: Art deco
Straddling two World Wars and the Great Depression, ushering in the Jazz Age and the era of the automobile and skyscraper, fomenting in the great cities of Europe and America and shaping everything from the Golden Gate Bridge to the humble desk lamp, the story of Art Deco is the story of our modern world. In this book, the most comprehensive account of the decorative arts of the Art Deco period ever assembled, Alastair Duncan celebrates the styles rich variety of form and its diverse international roots as the very factors that make it a perennial favourite of modern collectors and designers. Sumptuously illustrated and written by one of the worlds leading experts, Art Deco Complete will be the definitive work on the subject for many years to come.
In 1896, Otto Wagner's "Modern Architecture" shocked the European architectural community with its impassioned plea for an end to eclecticism and for a "modern" style suited to contemporary needs and ideals, utilizing the nascent constructional technologies and materials. Through the combined forces of his polemical, pedagogical, and professional efforts, this determined, newly appointed professor at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts emerged in the late 1890s - along with such contemporaries as Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow and Louis Sullivan in Chicago - as one of the leaders of the revolution soon to be identified as the "Modern Movement." Wagner's historic manifesto is now presented in a new English translation - the first in almost ninety years - based on the expanded 1902 text and noting emendations made to the 1896, 1898, and 1914 editions. In his introduction, Dr. Harry Mallgrave examines Wagner's tract against the backdrop of nineteenth-century theory, critically exploring the affinities of Wagner's revolutionary élan with the German eclectic debate of the 1840s, the materialistic tendencies of the 1870s and 1880s, and the emerging cultural ideology of modernity. Modern Architecture is one of those rare works in the literature of architecture that not only proclaimed the dawning of a new era, but also perspicaciously and cogently shaped the issues and the course of its development; it defined less the personal aspirations of one individual and more the collective hopes and dreams of a generation facing the sanguine promise of a new century
'My passion for the Art Deco style probably stems from the fact that I was born in that glorious era... I hope the audience of "The Art Deco City" will enjoy the fruits of my Art Deco travels throughout the world.' Art Deco reflected the new industrial age drawing from a variety of influences including ancient Egyptian, Moorish and Mayan motifs and the Cubism, Fauvism and De Stijl movements. The Art Deco style gained prominence in the 1920s, but it was not only architects that embraced its new design ideas: interior and product designers and craftsmen also took inspiration and none more so than architectural furniture designers. Drawing inspiration from the UK, Europe and the USA, this beautiful and comprehensive book celebrates the world's greatest Art Deco buildings, displaying the stunning and diverse range of architecture and design that announced this new movement's aesthetic intent. AUTHOR: Arnold Schwartzman is an Oscar-winning film-maker, a noted graphic designer, and the author of a score of books. He began his design career in British television. In 1978, he moved to Hollywood. He was the Director of Design for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, and for a number of years has designed many of the key graphic elements for the annual Academy Awards. In 2010, he created the two murals for the Grand Lobby of Cunard's "Queen Elizabeth". In 2001, he was awarded an OBE and in 2006 he was appointed a Royal Designer by the RSA. He is the author of London At Deco (Palazzo Editions 2010, 2013). SELLING POINTS: * A beautiful collection of some of the world's greatest Art Deco buildings - from factories, hotels and underground stations to theatres and private * More than 200 stunning photographs offer a visual journey through Europe's cities, the USA and UK * By the author/photographer of London Art Deco (TCM 8595) Full colour throughout
In the 1920s and 1930s Art Deco style influenced everything from art and architecture, interiors and furnishings, automobiles and boats, to the small, personal objects that are part of everyday life: cigarette cases and lighters, powder compacts, minaudières and cosmetic accessories, watches and jewelry, and even cameras. Surprisingly, despite the continuing strong interest in Art Deco, there has never previously been a book devoted to these objects, let alone one with such consistent, high-quality photography and carefully researched period illustrations, such as film stills and advertisements, that help bring the collectibles to life. The objects in this thematically structured book demonstrate Deco style at its most alluring, as well as the modernity, excitement and social revolution of the Jazz Age. The items then were the height of fashion, and to many they remain sought after as collectibles. They demonstrate an era of closer cooperation between designers and manufacturers, who aimed to produce goods that were not only fit for purpose, but also well made and beautiful.
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” This quote alone from William Morris could summarise the ideology of the Arts & Crafts movement, which triggered a veritable reform in the applied arts in England. Founded by John Ruskin, then put into practice by William Morris, the Arts & Crafts movement promoted revolutionary ideas in Victorian England. In the middle of the “soulless” Industrial Era, when objects were standardised, the Arts & Crafts movement proposed a return to the aesthetic at the core of production. The work of artisans and meticulous design thus became the heart of this new ideology, which influenced styles throughout the world, translating the essential ideas of Arts & Crafts into design, architecture and painting.
A compact and useful guide, filled with detailed drawings, to help put a date on the variety of buildings one sees when travelling through Britain. This guide covers an immense range of structures and styles from 1500 to 1950. In addition, it includes a glossary of architectural terms and a historical time chart. This book will prove an in
Author: Dan Klein,Nancy A. McClelland,Malcolm Haslam
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Category: Art deco
'In the Deco Style' celebrates the most deliberately elaborate of 20th century decorative styles: art deco. The diversity and brilliance of its interior design, architecture, decorative and applied art are illustrated in a visual history linked by the commentaries of leading experts in the field.
The Georgian and Regency house conjures up a distinct and much admired image. Elegance, refinement and beautiful proportions have made this period an inspiration for later architects and a popular choice for today's house buyer. Using his own drawings, diagrams and photographs, author Trevor Yorke explains all aspects of the Georgian and Regency house and provides a comprehensive guide to the houses of this notable peiod. The book is divided into three sections, outling the history of the period; stepping inside the different rooms and their fittings, what they were used for and how they would have appeared; and the final section contains a quick reference guide with notes on dating houses, suggestions for further reading, a glossary of unfamiliar terms and details of places to visit.