By Alastair Duncan
"Lavishly illustrated … a useful book."―Antique Collector
The paintings Deco flow, which swept via Europe and the USA within the early 20th century, signaled the start of the fashionable age of layout. This superb and certain kind, with its emphasis on updated individuality mixed with reliable flavor, high-quality fabrics, and beautiful workmanship, quickly created new criteria in furnishings layout, structure, and the ornamental arts. In furnishings specifically, the French predominated, from the virtuoso cabinet-making of Ruhlman to the bright originality of grey and Legrain.
In Art Deco Furniture, Alastair Duncan introduces us to the paintings of eighty-five French architects, inside designers, and furnishings makers. those pioneering designers changed the heavy, stylized paintings of the earlier with furnishings that used to be less complicated in suggestion, geometric in shape, and highlighted by way of dramatic traces and stylish curves. the colour and monochrome photographs―almost them all specifically commissioned for this book―form a necessary portfolio of paintings Deco furnishings. This particular examine serves as either a vital reference booklet for creditors and a wonderful chronicle of 1 of the main interesting layout hobbies within the historical past of the ornamental arts. 312 illustrations, sixty eight in colour
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