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Art Deco Sculpture

Alastair Duncan


A ground-breaking encyclopaedic study of Art Deco sculpture from the 1920s and 1930s by the author of Art Deco Complete

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This ground-breaking book showcases and puts into historical context a profusion of sculpted works created in the 1920s and 1930s in the vernacular defined today as ‘Art Deco’. 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 of the 1930s, the works shown demonstrate an enormous range of styles and stylistic influences.

Alastair Duncan organizes his subject into three main categories: the first features work by avant-garde sculptors (Csáky, Janniot, Pompon and more), often as pièces uniques or small editions; the second shows commercial sculpture, comprising mainly large-edition statuary, commissioned as decorative works for the burgeoning 1920s domestic market; while a final, third category covers architectural and monumental sculpture from Western and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, North and South America and beyond.

With extended biographies of the most important artists and concise biographies of all the principal artists as well as a thematic index, this encyclopaedic volume is the essential and authoritative guide for all those interested in the Art Deco style, from the amateur collector to professional historians of the period.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 30.8 x 23.9 cm

Extent: 400 pp

Publication date: 27 October 2016

ISBN: 9780500239483

Contents List

Introduction • Part 1: The Art of the Inter-War Sculptor • Part 2: Sculpture in the Commercial and Decorative Arts • Part 3: Architectural and Monumental Sculpture • A–Z Biographical Index of Sculptors

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.