The Art Deco Poster

William W. Crouse


A stunning collection of international art deco poster design

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Long-time poster aficionado William Crouse has selected over 300 of the most sought-after examples of poster art created between the wars for this definitive volume. Organized thematically into subject categories (aviation, communication, fashion and more), this book includes over 300 highly rare and even unique examples by masters of the art form, including Nizzoli, Cassandre and Beall.

Each poster – digitally photographed under carefully controlled conditions – is accompanied by an expanded caption that addresses the aesthetic, sociological, economic and/or political context of the image. Introduced by Art Deco specialist Alastair Duncan, Art Deco Posters is an essential addition for all interested in graphic design, Art Deco, and life and culture between 1919 and 1939.

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'There’s almost an embarrassment of art-deco riches in this captivating book … eye-catching proof that even ephemeral billboards can make great art'

'Handsome … slick streamlines and speed are in abundance in this great collection of work'
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Further Details


Format: Paperback

Size: 29.8 x 24.1 cm

Extent: 312 pp

Publication date: 22 December 2016

ISBN: 9780500293065

Contents List

Introduction • Aviation • Cars and Cycles • Consumer Products • Fashion and Entertainment • Food, Beverage and Tobacco • Leisure • Motor Racing • Ocean Liners • Railroads • Travel and Tourism

About the Author

William W. Crouse is a long-time collector of 20th-century posters. He is the author of Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco Posters: The Art, The Artists and the Competition 1929–2009.

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

List of Contributors

Alastair Duncan