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Art Deco Jewelry by After the extravagant forms of Art Nouveau, the Art Deco movement represented a return to simplicity and severity. As this book richly demonstrates, in that period jewelry found a virtually unlimited source of renewal. Designers drew inspiration from the entire vivid spectrum of the plastic arts: riotous colors in explosive combinations from the Ballets Russes and the Fauves, geometric shapes from Cubism and Suprematism, the contrast of black and white from Neo-Plasticism, and a fascination with the mechanical world from Futurism. Nor were its exponents confined to the modern European world: an Egyptian vogue was prompted by the 1922 discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, while other themes were borrowed from the Far East, Persia, and Africa. Art Deco Jewelry displays through sumptuous illustrations, coupled with a lucid and informative text, the creations of the haute joaillerie (jewelers such as Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels) and of the avant-garde designers -- Jean Fouquet, Raymond Templier, Gerard Sandoz, Jean Durand, and Paul Brandt -- to whom we owe some of the most daring and brilliant jewels of the period. There is also an exquisite range of accessories: dainty vanity cases fashioned with the maximum of detail in the minimum of space, boxes and cigarette cases, and a spectacular array of clocks. With the addition of succinct biographies of the most innovative and influential jewelers of the day, a select bibliography, and a glossary, this book serves as an essential reference for anyone interested in the period or in superb examples of the jeweler's art.
Call Number: NK7310.3.A78 R3813 1985
Publication Date: 1989
Art Deco Jewellery 1920-1949 by An absorbing history of the evolution of the Art Deco style in
Call Number: NK7310 .G3313 1989
Publication Date: 1989
Art Deco Jewelry : modernist masterworks and their makers by This comprehensive survey features Art Deco jewelry made by the world's leading designers and makers between 1910 and 1937. Not only does it include famous names from the Art Deco period; it also restores other notable jewelers to their proper place in one of the most creative eras for beautiful, stylish work.Drawing on public and private collections worldwide, the book includes some of the best-known pieces of Art Deco jewelry, together with many original drawings and designs. A number of the world's foremost authorities explore the world of Art Deco jewelry with essays on the context of the modern movement; on clients and collectors; on the relationship between jewelry and the fine arts, architecture, and the movies; and on the world of graphic art,commercial design, and advertising.Eighteen makers are featured individually, including Paul Brandt, Suzanne Belperron, René Boivin, Louis Cartier, Jean Després, Jean Fouquet, Gérard Sandoz, and Raymond Templier. There is a complete guide to all the illustrated pieces, and suggestions of further reading both on the individual artists themselves and on the period in general. With contributions by Laurence Mouillefarine, Arlette Barré-Desponds, Michel Wlassikoff, Hélene Andrieux, and Melissa Gabardi.
Call Number: *R-ART NK7310.3.A78 B5513 2009
Publication Date: 2009
Art Deco Jewellery and Accessories by The end of the First World War left much of Europe faced with an entirely new political and social situation: absolute monarchy was consigned to the dustbin of history and essays in democracy were the order of the day. This book offers a study of jewellery in this short-lived yet far-reaching period.
Call Number: JQF 09-1462
Publication Date: 2008
Art Deco and Modernist Ceramics by This work concentrates on the ceramics produced during the 1920s and 1930s throughout Britain, Europe, the USA and Japan. It provides explanations of the varied usage of terms such as art deco, modernism, art moderne and streamline style. Over 200 colour photographs illustrate objects, both useful and decorative, chosen for their appearance, their historical significance, or their potential appeal to 1990s collectors and practitioners.
Call Number: MPC 96-3875
Publication Date: 1995
Art Deco Furniture: The French designers by The Art Deco movement, which swept through Europe and the United States in the early twentieth century, signaled the beginning of the modern age of design. This dazzling and distinctive style, with its emphasis on up-to-date individuality combined with good taste, fine materials, and exquisite workmanship, soon created new standards in furniture design, architecture, and the decorative arts. In furniture especially, the French predominated, from the virtuoso cabinet-making of Ruhlman to the brilliant originality of Gray and Legrain.In Art Deco Furniture, Alastair Duncan introduces us to the work of eighty-five French architects, interior designers, and furniture makers. These pioneering designers replaced the heavy, stylized work of the past with furniture that was simpler in concept, geometric in form, and highlighted by dramatic lines and elegant curves. The color and monochrome photographs--almost all of them specially commissioned for this book--form a valuable portfolio of Art Deco furniture. This detailed study serves as both an essential reference book for collectors and a marvelous chronicle of one of the most exciting design movements in the history of the decorative arts.
Call Number: JQZ 12-4889
Publication Date: 1997
Art Deco Furniture and Metalwork by This series is a collection of superbly-illustrated books, each one devoted to a particular decorative movement or area of fine art and collectibles. From the streamlining of currently-fashionable Art Deco to the realism of the Pre-Raphaelites, these books provide an overview of some of the most important artistic movements from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century.
Call Number: JQZ 12-4371
Publication Date: 1998
Art Deco Interiors: Decoration and Design Classics of the 1920s and 1930s by By the time of the great Paris Exhibition of 1925, the idea that an interior and its furnishings should form a complete design--a "total look"--dominated the thinking of both designers and their sophisticated clients. In the later 1920s and 1930s, whole studios were established, notably in France and the United States, to serve the needs of a design- and style-conscious middle class intent on showing off its newly refined taste for things modern and exotic: the richly lacquered screen, the tubular steel chair, the vivid geometric carpet. Art Deco Interiors documents this flourishing of design ingenuity in Europe and America. Using contemporary photographs and illustrations of interiors, juxtaposed with modern photographs of individual pieces, it traces the stylistic evolution and dominant motifs of Deco. Patricia Bayer illustrates the triumph of the 1925 exhibition and the establishment of the pure high style of the leading Paris ensembliers, and assesses the tremendous growth of jazzy, Streamline Moderne offshoots in the United States. Major chapters are devoted to large-scale designs for ocean liners, cinemas, theaters, offices, and hotels, and to the revival in the 1970s and 1980s of Deco as a decorative style.
Call Number: NK1986.A78 B39 1990
Publication Date: 1998
Art Deco Mailboxes by Mailboxes and their chutes were once as essential to the operation of any major hotel, office, civic, or residential building as the front door. In time they developed a decorative role, in a range of styles and materials, and as American art deco architecture flourished in the 1920s and 1930s they became focal points in landmark buildings and public spaces: the GE Building, Grand Central Terminal, the Woolworth Building, 29 Broadway, the St. Regis Hotel, York & Sawyer's Salmon Tower, the Waldorf Astoria, and many more. While many mailboxes have been removed, forgotten, disused, or painted over (and occasionally repurposed), others are still in use, are polished daily, and hold a place of pride in lobbies throughout the country. A full-color photographic survey of beautiful early mailboxes, highlighting those of the grand art deco period, together with a brief history of the innovative mailbox-and-chute system patented in 1883 by James Cutler of Rochester, New York, Art Deco Mailboxes features dozens of the best examples of this beloved, dynamic design's realization in the mailboxes of New York City as well as Chicago, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and beyond.
Call Number: JQE 15-332
Publication Date: 2014
The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière by An unsung heroine of Art Deco art and architecture, Hildreth Meière is the artist behind many of the most spectacular mural installations of the mid-20th century. The vibrant, dynamic roundels on the exterior of Radio City Music Hall, the shimmering glass mosaics and stained glass windows at St. Bartholomew's Church, and the exceptional decoration at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis - all are the work of Meière . Meière is particularly known for her personal interpretation of Art Deco, which incorporates Byzantine, classical Greek, and Native American influences. Meière rose to prominence in the 1920s with two commissions from pioneering architect Bertram Goodhue: the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., and the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln. Her 100 religious, corporate, and cultural commissions are equally noteworthy. This first monograph on the artist, featuring stunning, large-scale colour photographs, examines her distinctive Art Deco designs within the context of American art and architecture in the first half of the 20th century.
Call Number: JQF 15-302
Publication Date: 2014-05-01
Art Deco Painting by Art Deco was one of the liveliest and most comprehensive of 20th century trends, embracing decorative arts, fine arts and fashion. This book looks at the least known of these - painting. The renowned art critic, Edward Lucie-Smith, analyzes the characteristics of the style, period and history of the movement, and discusses the various Art Deco painters, French, Italian, Russian, British and American. These artists, such as Tamara de Lempicka, Jean Dupas and Bernard Boutet de Monvel, were drawn to the luxury of the classical scene and the beauty of the speeding car, to the streamline of the metal skyscraper and the flesh of the rich and famous, which they portrayed in a most refreshing manner.
Call Number: 3-MAL 90-11518
Publication Date: 1990
Art Deco Sculpture by This book showcases and puts into historical context a host of sculpted works created in the 1920s and 1930s in the decorative vernacular defined loosely today as "Art Deco." The works shown demonstrate a broad range of styles and influences: from the chevrons, sunbursts, maidens, fountains, floral abstractions, and ubiquitous biche (doe) of the Parisian geometric style to the crisp, angular patterns of the zig-zag, jazz-age, streamlined aesthetic to which architects were drawn towards 1930.The author organizes his subject into three main categories: the first features work by avant-garde sculptors (Csaky, Janniot, Pompon, and others); the second shows commercial sculpture, comprising mainly large-edition statuary, commissioned by éditeurs d'art and foundries from sculptors as decorative works for the burgeoning 1920s domestic market; while a final, third category covers architectural and monumental sculpture from around the world.With artists' biographies, details of manufacturers, a full glossary, and a thematic index, this volume is the essential and authoritative guide for all those interested in the Art Deco style.
Call Number: JQG 17-424
Publication Date: 2016
Art Nouveau and Art Deco Lighting by Color plates and black-and-white photographs and drawings embellish an account of the creations, materials, and artists connected with Art Nouveau and Art Deco, documenting their impact on lighting design from 1900 to the 1930s.
Call Number: JQZ 12-3147
Publication Date: 1978
Edgar Brandt : art deco ironwork by A premier metalsmith in the early 20th century in France, Edgar Brandt (1880-1960) designed and fabricated some of the most beautiful architectural and decorative ironwork of his age. This elegant book recounts his life and work with scholarly text and photographs. Lyrical gates, doors, and tables, including his most famous screen, L'Oasis, appeared at the seminal 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs, in Paris, which gave the name Art Deco to the new style of designs. Combining motifs from ancient Egypt and classical Greek sources, floral and animals forms, and machine-inspired geometric designs, Brandt created items that became synonymous with the most lavish designs of the time. His workshop and showroom in Paris, along with a gallery that featured works by other contemporary artist-craftsmen, produced luxury goods and private commissions. Grilles, fire screens, doors, tables, andirons, vessels and lighting devices were exquisitely executed, and appear here to be studied and compared. Historians and art collectors interested in this fascinating period will find this book an invaluable reference. AUTHOR: Joan Kahr is a graduate of Adelphi University and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum/Parsons School of Design. She is the leading authority on Edgar Brandt. Her research includes extensive interviews with Brandt's family and period accounts from the art and design press of his day. She explains in great detail how he built his successful business and reputation. She and her family live on Long Island, New York.
Call Number: JQG 15-134
Publication Date: 2010
Euro Deco by A sprawling compendium of Art Deco design from across Europe,Euro Deco features a broad range of exemplary graphic ephemera. Culled from Steven Heller and Louise Fili's popularInternational Deco series of inspirational reference books, the material inEuro Deco comes from Italy, Spain, the UK, Germany, France, and the Netherlands, primarily between WWI and WWII -- the time when the continent gave birth to modern graphic design. Well over a thousand images from posters, packaging, advertisements, menus, and brochures display the elegant geometry and harmonious marriage of typography and illustration that make deco a popular style to this day. A generous package at an attractive price,Euro Deco is poised to be a standard graphic resource for designers, collectors, and aesthetes alike.
Call Number: *R-ART NC998.6.E8 H45 2004
Publication Date: 2005-01-11
French modern : art deco graphic design by The fifth volume in Chronicle's Art Deco design series, French Modern is a sophisticated celebration of this exceedingly popular design period. As the birthplace of Art Deco, France offers a unique perspective on this extraordinary artistic movement. From fashion and wine to culture and industry, all aspects of French life in the '20s and '30s are displayed and interpreted in this rich compendium of highly stylized designs, including magazines, posters, brochures, and retail packages. Stunningly illustrated with a wealth of original artifacts, some never before seen in the United States, this affordably priced and exquisitely designed book will be an essential acquisition for collectors and designers alike.
Call Number: 3-MAL 97-2624
Publication Date: 1996