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  • Hardcover: 1 pages
  • Publisher: V&A Publishing (31 Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851773878
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851773879
  • Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 4.1 x 29.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 456,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'It is the best book on Art Deco to have appeared so far, and is likely to remain so' Bevis Hillier, The Literary Review 'The book is a triumph of scholarship and loving design and ... is phenomenal value' --Tom Rosenthal, The Daily Mail

'A feast for the eyes' --Antiques Magazine --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Charlotte Benton is an independent architecture and design historian. Tim Benton is Professor Emeritus of Art History at the Open University. Ghislaine Wood is a Senior Curator in the V&A's Research Department. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Robin Benson TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Sept. 2003
Format: Paperback
A sumptuous coffee-table book of this exuberant art style and I think it could well become the standard book on the subject. The forty essays are divided into four sections, Sources and Iconography, 1925 Paris Exhibition, Spread of Deco and finally Deco World, and I liked the way, especially in Sources and Iconography, that the authors explain how various art styles were moulded into deco art which culminated in the very influential 1925 Paris show.

I thought the last two sections were a fascinating coverage of how Art Deco spread around the world, mainly as architecture and fashion, though in Europe also as a fine art style. In North America, it influenced a huge range of commercial products. Perhaps this was the only art form that was truly democratic in that it was available (as streamlining) to be seen or bought on any Main Street across the Nation.

The design and printing are excellent. Many of the photos, especially colour, are presented whole page, the rest are all well sized, and they all have captions. The back of the book has a very comprehensive bibliography, fortunately listed as relating to each chapter rather than just an alphabetical list, the index is divided into two, Names and Subject. I was very impressed with this attention to detail and with the excellent text, images and production surely `Art Deco 1910-1939' will be read for many years to come.

If you are interested in just the fine art aspects of the style check out Art Deco Complete: The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920s and 1930s a huge 544 page book with over a thousand illustrations by Alastair Duncan. Very comprehensive on the European and expecially French contribution to Deco.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. Baker on 14 Nov. 2009
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This lovely coffee table book must be the definite volume on art deco. A collection of authoritative essays on every aspect of art deco - art & graphic design, architecture & interior design, transport & cinema, to name a few - is complemented by dozens of colour plates and period photos. The V&A has created a book that is enjoyable to browse through and informative to dip into.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robin Benson TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Sept. 2003
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A sumptuous coffee-table book of this exuberant art style and I think it could well become the standard book on the subject. The forty essays are divided into four sections, Sources and Iconography, 1925 Paris Exhibition, Spread of Deco and finally Deco World, and I liked the way, especially in Sources and Iconography, that the authors explain how various art styles were moulded into deco art which culminated in the very influential 1925 Paris show.

I thought the last two sections were a fascinating coverage of how Art Deco spread around the world, mainly as architecture and fashion, though in Europe also as a fine art style. In North America, it influenced a huge range of commercial products. Perhaps this was the only art form that was truly democratic in that it was available (as streamlining) to be seen or bought on any Main Street across the Nation.

The design and printing are excellent. Many of the photos, especially colour, are presented whole page, the rest are all well sized, and they all have captions. The back of the book has a very comprehensive bibliography, fortunately listed as relating to each chapter rather than just an alphabetical list, the index is divided into two, Names and Subject. I was very impressed with this attention to detail and with the excellent text, images and production surely `Art Deco 1910-1939' will be read for many years to come.

If you are interested in just the fine art aspects of the style check out Art Deco Complete: The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920s and 1930s a huge 544 page book with over a thousand illustrations by Alastair Duncan. Very comprehensive on the European and expecially French contribution to Deco.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andy on 7 Feb. 2013
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I've knocked off stats here as it just isn't value for money.. You will see it on sale for pence at antique fairs
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11 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 April 2003
Format: Hardcover
I think this is a very informative book and I would definitely recommend it to people interested in the subject.
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