Art Deco Interiors

Art Deco Interiors : Decoration and Design Classics of the 1920s and 1930s

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By the time of the great Paris Exhibition of 1925, the idea that an interior and its furnishing should form a complete design - a 'total look' - dominated the thinking of both designers and their sophisticated clients.

In the later 1920s and 1930s, whole studios were established, notably in France and the United States, to serve the needs of a design- and style-conscious middle class intent on showing off its newly refined taste for things modern and exotic: the richly lacquered screen, the tubular steel chair, the vivid geometric carpet.

Art Deco Interiors documents this flourishing of design ingenuity through contemporary photographs and illustrations of selected interiors juxtaposed with modern photographs of individual pieces. It traces the stylistic evolution and dominant motifs of 'Deco'; the triumph of the 1925 exhibition and the pure,'high style' of the leading Paris ensembliers; the tremendous growth of jazzy, Streamline Moderne offshoots in the United States; the international revival of Deco as a decorative style for a new generation of post-modern designers; and the restoration of many Art Deco interiors to their original glory.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 243 x 290 x 15.49mm | 1,180g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed
  • With over 300 illustrations, 151 in colour; 151 Illustrations, color
  • 0500280207
  • 9780500280201
  • 88,327

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'Thorough and intelligent' - The World of Antiques 'Highly informative ... a book to be relished' - Traditional Homes 'A distinguished book' - Arts Review 'Ultimate homage to the Arts Decoratifs' - Elle Magazine
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About Patricia Bayer

Patricia Bayer is an art historian specializing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She has written extensively on Art Deco design and architecture. She is the author of Art Deco Architecture and Art Deco Interiors, both published by Thames & Hudson. She is also an avid deltiologist, or collector of postcards.
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