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Art Deco Postcards

Patricia Bayer

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A beautiful collection of reproductions of vintage Art Deco postcards from the 1920s to the 1940s, including eight detachable postcards

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Art Deco was one of the most captivating and popular artistic movements of the 20th century with an iconic blend of luxury and simplicity. This is an entirely original approach to the subject, featuring 264 postcards from the 1920s to 1940s – from nightclubs, hotels and restaurants to skyscrapers, apartment buildings and airports. It includes such emblems of the era as the Chrysler and Empire State buildings, as well as a selection of façades and interiors that together provide a cross-section of Art Deco style.

A pop-out-and-keep facsimile section includes eight detachable reproductions of some of the most important and beautiful cards, some black and white and some displaying their retro tints.

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'Great … the retro aesthetic is so appealing, I can’t imagine many people not appreciating this as a gift'
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Book Details

Format: PLC (with 8 facsimile postcards)

Size: 13.5 x 21.0 cm

Extent: 288 pp

Publication date: 10 October 2011

ISBN: 9780500238882

Contents List

Introduction: Postcards from the Jazz Age • 1. World Fairs and Expositions • 2. Public Buildings • 3. Living • 4. Leisure • 5. Business and Industry • 6. Transportation

About the Author

Patricia Bayer is an art historian specializing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She has written extensively on Art Deco design and architecture. She is the author of Art Deco Architecture and Art Deco Interiors, both published by Thames & Hudson. She is also an avid deltiologist, or collector of postcards.

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