This book still stands as the most comprehensive survey on the dynamic graphic design in the three decades before World War II, when economic and political upheaval mixed with a wild pursuit of gaiety, luxury, modernism and elegance to produce a style known variously as Modern, Skyscraper, Jazz Style and, eventually, Art Deco. Patricia Frantz Kery covers in depth the style's sources and explores the decorative 'fine arts' that formed a bridge between the radical modern movements and Deco commercial art. There are chapters on posters, magazines, commercial design, books, and fashion and costume, each with an illustrated introductory text followed by a portfolio of stunning illustrations of works that range from the established masterpieces of Art Deco to never-before-reproduced pieces found in Europe, Latin America, the United States and Japan. Art Deco Graphics is both a sourcebook and an inspiration for designers and illustrators, art directors and photographers, scholars and collectors, and for anyone interested in the graphic style of one of the most exciting periods in history.
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Patricia Frantz Kery owns an art gallery in New York which specializes in late nineteenth. and early twentieth-century graphics, paintings and watercolours. She is also the author of Great Magazine Covers of the World.From Publishers Weekly :
The art deco style, usually associated with furniture, architecture and jewelry, also spilled over into graphic art, as this abundantly illustrated survey proves. From posters to packaging, fashion, wallpaper, magazine covers, menus and book illustration, art deco artists merged the fragmentary techniques of cubism, Russian constructivist logic and the energy and speed of futurism into a unique style. This blockbuster survey, billed as the first devoted exclusively to art deco graphics, includes hundreds of examples by A. M. Cassandre, Lucien Bernhard, Erte, Leger, Bakst, El Lissitzsky and scores of less well-known artists. In commercial design, art deco was clearly part of a revolution that redefined layout and typography. For its nostalgic charm, intrinsic interest and recovery of little-known beautiful works, the book is significant. Kery is a curator in the art deco/art nouveau fields. (October
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Description du livre Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1986. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 500234760