Antique Collector - Art Deco


The powerful geometry and inspiration known as Art Deco.
Art Deco is the term given to the richly-coloured and decorative styles associated with the 1920's and 30's which grew from roots firmly anchored in Art Nouveau. Shunned for many years by collectors, Art Deco is now more popular than ever and this is reflected in higher prices, especially for work that now looks particularly inspired.

Art Deco grew from the general optimism that prevailed after the destruction and carnage of WW1. Bright, dramatic and colourful, the designers of the day used the new fashions and public interest in speed, travel, films, dance and jazz music to bring to the people something new and exciting. The human form became an object of celebration, evidenced by the bronze, ivory and glass ornaments that depicted athleticism and competition.
British Art Deco ceramics are epitomized by Clarice Cliff, later by Susie Cooper and the big potteries of Wedgewood and Doulton.


Clarice Cliff.



The Chrysler Building
David Stravitz
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Product details
Hardcover: 164 pages
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (23 Oct 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1568983549
ISBN-13: 978-1568983547
Dimensions: 31.2 x 25.2 x 2.2 cm


Tamara De Lempicka: Art Deco Icon by
Alain Blondel, Ingried Brugger
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This catalogue is published to accompany the first exhibition in Britain dedicated to the work of Art Deco painter, Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980), held at London's Royal Academy of Arts in 2004. Focusing on de Lempicka's most productive years, between 1922 and 1935, the text features 60-plus color plates, superbly reproduced in lush color, confirming De Lempicka's reputation as one of the most iconic painters of her generation, and establishing her a place within the modern movement.



Product details
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Bulfinch Press; 1 edition (Sep 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 082122834X
ISBN-13: 978-0821228340
Dimensions: 29.6 x 25.8 x 4.2 cm


Art Deco 1910-1939
Tim Benton, Charlotte Benton, Ghislaine Wood
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Art Deco took its name from the Paris exhibition of 1925. The idea that an interior and its furnishings should form a complete design - a "total look" - dominated the thinking of both designers and their clients. Studios began to emerge to serve the needs of a design and style-conscious middle-class. This text displays the flourishing design ingenuity through contemporary photographs and illustrations of selected interiors complemented with modern photographs of individual pieces.


Decoration and Design Classics of the 1920s and 1930s by Patricia Bayer
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Art Deco Graphics
Patricia Frantz Kery
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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 explores in depth the decorative 'fine arts' that formed a bridge between the radical modern movements and Deco commercial art.



Clarice Cliff: The Art of Bizarre by Leonard Griffin
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Presents the life and work of Clarice Cliff, including her achievements and artistic significance. This book also examines her motivations and ambitions.



The radical innovations in Art Deco fashion and interior decoration demanded new textile designs. Fabrics for clothes, upholstery wallpaper and rugs increasingly reflected the modernism, elegance and vibrancy of the movement. As the French artist Raoul Dufy, himself a brilliant fabric designer, wrote, 'Paintings have spilled from their frames and stained our dress and our walls.' Discover the spectacular world of French Art Deco fabrics.


Art Deco Textiles: The French Designers
Alain-Rene Hardy
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A companion to TAKING TEA WITH CLARICE CLIFF, creating a record of the life of the ceramic artist Clarice Cliff. Includes photographs taken by Cliff of her home Chetwynd and its garden, and previously unpublished extracts from her letters. Includes an A-Z directory of Cliff's floral designs and valuations on a variety of Clarice Cliff shapes.


The Fantastic Flowers of Clarice Cliff
by Leonard Griffin
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Art Deco Furniture: The French Designers
Alastair Duncan
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Alastair Duncan introduces us to the work of over eighty architects, furniture makers and interior designers. The colour and monochrome photographs - almost all of them specially commissioned for this book - form a valuable portfolio of Art Deco furniture which should be of special value to those seeking comprehensive information about a design movement which has proved of lasting appeal both to collectors and to the general public.


Dolls of the Art Deco Era, 1910-1940: Collect and Restore by Susanna Oroyan
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Rediscover favourite dolls from the Art Deco era with doll maker Susanna Oroyan. Here are flappers and vamps, co-eds and clowns, bed dolls, even accessories - more than a dozen in all that are easy to make and embellish. Oroyan offers a unique history of dolls and doll making in the years between the World Wars and shows how to collect, repair and restore old dolls, then create one's own art deco beauty. Filled with full-colour photography.




Originally published in 1996, a study of the life and work of the Art Deco designer, Clarice Cliff, written by the author of Clarice Cliff, the Bizarre Affair. It focuses on teapot and china tea-service designs and it contains colour and black and white illustrations.



Taking Tea with Clarice Cliff by Leonard Griffin
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A celebration of the most glamorous era of the last century - the roaring twenties, proving that fashion in the jazz age went far beyond the flapper dress and the cloche hat. Published to coincide with the major Art Deco 1910-1939 exhibition at the V&A. The world of Hollywood and F. Scott Fitzgerald is conjured up by images from fashion magazines, posters and pictures, including stylish outfits for all occasions from the V&A's dress collection.



Art Deco Fashion
by Suzanne Lussier
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3 Star




Art Deco Jewelry
by Sylvie Raulet
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Raulet covers the creations of the Haute Joaillerie (the establishment jewelers such as Cartier, Van Cleef et Arpels, Mauboussin and Chaumet) and of the avant-garde designers or 'pioneers', as they were called (Jean Fouquet, Raymond Templier, Gerard Sandoz, Jean Dunand and Paul Brandt), to whom we owe some of the most brilliant and daring creations of the period. This super book is completed by biographies of the most innovative and influential jewelers of the day.


Art Deco House Style: Interior Design Source Book by Ingrid Cranfield
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Discover how to recreate and restore authentic period architecture, furnishings and detailing in the Art Deco style with this comprehensive reference book. Elegant Art Deco epitomises the interwar years of the 1920s and 1930s.



Product details
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Bulfinch Press; 1 edition (Jun 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0821228331
ISBN-13: 978-0821228333
Dimensions: 21.7 x 19.6 x 1.5 cm



Essential Art Deco
by Ghislaine Wood
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The age of Art Deco is one of the most innovative and vibrant periods of textile design when sophisticated and exotic prints dazzled the world and ideas generated by avant-garde artists began to appear in fabrics and fashion. "Art Deco Textiles" is a visual record of the fabrics which clothed the smart women and furnished the stylish interiors of Europe and America between 1910-1939. It is published to coincide with the Art Deco, 1910-1939 exhibition at the V&A.



Art Deco Textiles
by Charlotte Samuels
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Collecting Art Deco Ceramics by Howard Watson
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Clarice Cliff: The Art of Bizarre by Leonard Griffin
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The Art of Glass: Art Nouveau to Art Deco by Victor Arwas
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Miller's Art Nouveau & Art Deco Guide by Eric Knowles
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