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Art deco furniture : the French designers

Author: Alastair Duncan
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Art Deco Furniture, Alastair Duncan introduces us to the work of eighty-five French architects, interior designers, and furniture makers. These pioneering designers replaced the heavy, stylized work of the past with furniture that was simpler in concept, geometric in form, and highlighted by dramatic lines and elegant curves. The color and monochrome photographs—almost all of them specially commissioned for this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alastair Duncan
ISBN: 0500276609 9780500276600
OCLC Number: 27104292
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Art Deco and modernism --
The U.A.M. --
The scope of the book --
The 1920s/30s furniture designers --
Furniture materials --
The Paris department stores --
The Paris department stores --
The 1925 Exposition --
Contemporary collectors --
Ocean liners --
Biographies of designers.
Responsibility: Alastair Duncan.

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In the early 20th century, the Art Deco movement created new standards in furniture design, architecture, and the decorative arts. This detailed study serves as both an essential reference book for  Read more...

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'Lavishly illustrated ... an invaluable book' - Antique Collector

 
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