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Title:
Christie's art deco
Author:
Gallagher, Fiona.
Publication Information:
New York : Watson-Guptill, 2000.
Physical Description:
192 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780823006434
Format :
Book

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Summary

Treasured art deco objects are showcased in this superb guide to a fascinating movement that flourished in the 1920s and 1930s, reaching into every sphere of decorative arts design throughout Europe and the United States. Objects surveyed range from posh furniture and sleek sculpture to imaginative ceramics and powerful posters. 120 full-color illustrations.


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Library Journal Review

Characterized by modern linear decoration and stylized figures, the Art Deco movement flourished worldwide during the 1920s and 1930s, greatly influencing the worlds of art, decorative arts, and architecture. Here, art historian Gallagher cites various appearances of Art Deco style in her topical examinations of architectural detailing, furniture, glass, ceramics, silver and metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, and graphics and posters. Her well-written, informative text, accompanied by large color photographs, provides the who, when, and where of the Deco movement. This title is useful for patrons wanting to browse beautiful visual examples of the period, as well as those needing in-depth background information about a large variety of Art Deco works. A brief tip list for collectors is included at the back of the book. A quality work on this timeless and popular movement; recommended for both academic and large public libraries.DJennifer Mayer, Univ. of Wyoming Libs., Laramie (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.