- Full Description
A superb coffee table book packed with rare Deco work in three categories: the first features work by avant-garde sculptors (Csaky, Chiparus, Hagenauer, Janniot, Manship, Pompon, and others); the second shows commercial sculpture, comprising mainly large-edition statuary, commissioned by éditeurs d’art and foundries from sculptors as decorative works for the burgeoning 1920s domestic market, from statuettes to book ends; the third category covers architectural and monumental sculpture from around the world, with both contemporary and vintage photographs of astonishing works.
With artists’ biographies, details of manufacturers, a full glossary, and a thematic index, this volume is the essential and authoritative guide for all those interested in the Art Deco style. It is filled with work we've never seen before, as well as the very finest of the famous pieces, from statues to buildings.
Included are the original Oscar and Emmy statuettes, Car Mascots, World's Fairs of the 1930s, Italian/Fascist-Era work, Musée des Colonies, Paris, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, War Memorials and Grave Monuments...and so, so much more.
It also looks at Paris as the center of Art Deco, Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina, Pioneer artists, Animalier Sculptors...we're very impressed, this covers it all. And superlative, first class reproductions throughout.
This book showcases and puts into historical context a host of sculpted works created in the 1920s and 1930s in the decorative vernacular defined loosely today as “Art Deco.” The works shown demonstrate a broad range of styles and influences: 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 to which architects were drawn towards 1930.
The author is a renowned expert on this subject. He's written several important books on the subject, including American Art Deco, Erté Sculpture, books on Tiffany and more.
- Additional Information
Item Code ARDEH Publisher Thames & Hudson Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9780500239483 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 10x12 # Pages 408pg Color Full Color
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