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Art Deco was a major decorative style of the 1920s - the perfect expression of the extravagance of Paris during that decade. Art Deco offers a broad insight into the splendor of this most lavish of decorative styles, as seen in the work of its leading French exponents. Their elegant creations are brought together in this profusely illustrated volume, which includes much material not previously published. The author's intimate knowledge of many private collections around the world enables him to share a privileged insight into the finest hand-craftsmanship of the time. Also discussed are important Art Deco themes, including the animalier tradition and the cult of the beautiful, sophisticated woman. In addition there is a special section of biographies of more than 140 artists, plus a bibliography and an index, making this an invaluable reference work for the collector or anyone interested in Art Deco and the decorative arts. Originally published in 1980 , Victor Arwas' expert survey of the masterpieces of the Art Deco aesthetic has been "the" key volume on the subject. Out of print for some years, Art Deco has been revised and republished to satisfy the unflagging demand for authoritative texts on and, perhaps more important, reproductions of Art Deco furniture, jewelry, sculpture, painting, graphic arts, bookbinding, glass, and ceramics. The sumptuous illustrations are the primary feature of the revision, which has 140 more colorplates than the first edition. Out of a total of 436 illustrations in the 1992 edition, 339 are in color; more than 90 of these are entirely new and many others are colorplates of previously black-and-white illustrations. Additional new material is also found in the "Biographies of the Artists" section, which has been expanded to include 20 more artists and craftspeople. An invaluable treasury of the sensual yet precise, opulently detailed yet clean and lean decorative arts of the 1920s.


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