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Art Deco Collectibles

Fashionable Objets from the Jazz Age

Rodney Capstick-Dale, Diana Capstick-Dale


The very first, beautifully illustrated guide to some of the most sought-after portable Art Deco design

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In the 1920s and ’30s Art Deco influenced everything from art and architecture, interiors and furnishings, automobiles and boats, to the small personal objects that are part of everyday life. The items in this thematically structured book demonstrate Deco style at its most alluring. They were then the height of fashion, and are highly prized collectibles today. They demonstrate an era of close cooperation between designers and manufacturers, who aimed to produce goods that were not only fit for purpose, but also well made and beautiful.

This informative showcase of portable classics of avant-garde modern design from Britain, Europe (particularly France) and the United States will appeal both to collectors and to anyone with an interest in Deco style and the history of fashion, taste and design. It is the first book to bring together the small collectibles – from cigarette cases and lighters to powder compacts and cosmetics accessories, watches, jewelry, even cameras – that demonstrate the style, glamour and sophistication of the Jazz Age.

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'For those of us with a penchant for the Gatsby age ... Page after page features glamorous geometric designs.'
Homes & Antiques

'Encompasses Deco style at its most alluring'
Antiques Diary

'A must have book for the collector and those with a passionate interest in the Art Deco movement.'
Retirement Today

'A treasure trove if design inspiration and reference.'

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 26.0 x 24.0 cm

Extent: 272 pp

Publication date: 18 April 2016

ISBN: 9780500518311

Contents List

Introduction • 1. Cigarette Cases and Lighters • 2. Compacts, Vanity Cases, Nécessaires, Minaudières and the Dressing Table • 3. Jewelry and Watches • 4. Cameras and Miscellanea • Directory of Designers, Craftsmen and Techniques

About the Author

Rodney Capstick-Dale has collected Art Deco extensively since the late 1960s and is well known in this field. He co-founded the original Albemarle Gallery, London, in 1987, where his interest in modern British art focused on early abstract painting of the 1920s and 1930s.

Diana Capstick-Dale trained as a graphic designer in Lausanne before completing an MA degree in stage design at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and working as a set and costume designer.