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Art Deco (World of Art)

Alastair Duncan

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Alastair Duncan’s guide is a history of the style, an encyclopaedia of its practitioners and a handbook for the enthusiast, student or collector


Art Deco is one of the most exciting chapters in the history of the decorative arts. Conceived in France before the First World War, it spread throughout Europe and had its greatest and most spectacular success in the United States. Myriad influences shaped the style – Cubism, Constructivism, Orientalism, the Ballets Russes, the Bauhaus – and its exponents included many of the century’s most celebrated artists, designers and craftsmen.

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'Comprehensive and scholarly … heavily illustrated in colour'
The Times

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 21.0 x 14.9 cm

Extent: 216 pp

Illustrations: 194

Publication date: 14 November 1988

ISBN: 9780500202302

About the Author

Alastair Duncan is the author of Art Deco Complete, American Art Deco, Art Deco and Art Deco Furniture, all published by Thames & Hudson.