The Art Deco House

The Art Deco House

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The key domestic buildings of the Art Deco period by some of the greatest architects and designers of the 20th century. Today the Art Deco style enjoys a popularity unrivalled since its inception at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris, from which the style takes its name. In spite of this, the role of Art Deco in defining domestic architecture is often neglected. Divided into five chapters on five key styles of Art Deco house, this book showcases over 34 fantastic houses by some of the great architects of the 20th century, including Le Corbusier, Norman Bel Geddes, and Richard Neutra. Art Deco icons such as Miami Beach, the Maison de Verre, and Eltham Palace are included amongst lesser-known gems such as Michael Scott's Geragh in Ireland and Eckart Muthesius's Manik Bagh in India.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 230 x 278 x 16mm | 839.16g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 180 photos, (120 in colour)
  • 184533180X
  • 9781845331801
  • 1,991,831

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"Easily digestible for those in the dark on Art Deco and quite nourishing for those in need of a top up on their knowledge...a must have for all Art Deco enthusiasts." Editor's Choice, Traditional Homes & Interiors
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Table of contents

Introduction; The Moderne Movement 16; The House of Tomorrow; Villa Schminke; Burnham Beeches; Manik Bagh; Saarinen House; The Atkins House; The Butler House; Geragh; Feature: Pavilioned in Splendour; Machines for Living In 50; Villa Henny; The Schroder House; New Ways; The Lovell House; E 1027; Villa Savoye; Feature: Furniture Design and High Deco; Metropolis 78; Kiefhoek Housing Estate; Rue Mallet-Stevens Housing; Silver End Garden Village; Miami Beach; Napier; Lawn Road Flats; Highpoint I and II; Los Angeles apartment buildings; Feature: Fair Play; Un-English and Unmanly 110; High and Over; Alding; Joldwynds; High Cross House; Bentley Wood; Charters; Feature: Ensembliers; City Slickers 138; The Schindler House; The Ernest Cormier House; The Del Rio House; Maison de Verre; Eltham Palace; 2 Willow Road; Feature: Transports of Delight 170; Bibliography 171; Index 176; Acknowledgments.
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About Adrian Tinniswood

Architectural historian Adrian Tinniswood lives in Bath. He has worked in Britain and America as an author, broadcaster, lecturer, and educational consultant for over 25 years. His books include By Permission of Heaven: the True Story of the Great Fire of London; His Invention So Fertile: a life of Christopher Wren; The Polite Tourist: a History of Country House Visiting; Historic Houses of the National Trust and The Arts & Crafts House (published by Mitchell Beazley).
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