Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP34463926
Synopsis: As Richard Striner explains in this entertaining sampler, Art Deco's repertoire came from divergent sources: classical antiquity, contemporary visions of machines and speed, and futuristic fantasies. About the author (1994) Richard Striner is Professor of History at Washington College and is a Senior Writer with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission. He has written for numerous publications, including The Washington Post, The Smithsonian Institution Press, and William & Mary Quarterly.
From the Back Cover: Streamlined shapes, shimmering ornament, setback skyscrapers, zigzags and ziggurats - Art Deco captured the spirit of the Jazz Age from the 1920s to the 1930s and symbolized everything that was exotic and progressive about the new century. As Richard Striner explains in this entertaining sampler, Art Deco's repertoire came from divergent sources: classical antiquity, contemporary visions of machines and speed, and futuristic fantasies. The result was an energetic, truly modern way of designing everything from buildings to movie sets to table-top radios. Art Deco opens the doors into this jazzy, streamlined world by exploring the interwar era - its architecture, furnishings, fashions, arts, designers, and key buildings - all in an inviting format that brings this era back to life.
Title: Art Deco (Abbeville Stylebooks)
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Abbeville Press, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Unknown (illustrator). 1st Edition. 1st. ed. 1994 , Hardcover with the dust jacket, 95 page book. Illustrated with black and white photos and drawings of Art Deco items. Condition : NEW Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 072004-D
Book Description Abbeville Press, New York, NY, 1994. Hardcover. First Edition/ Second Printing [stated]. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 95,  p Illustrations. Sources of Information. Sites to visit. Abbeville Stylebooks. Recommended Reading. From Wikipedia: "Art Deco, or Deco, is an influential visual arts design style that began flourishing in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. It combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance and faith in social and technological progress. From an on-line posting: "Richard Striner is a writer and historian whose books and articles have covered political and presidential history, literature, economics, film, architecture, and historic preservation. Dr. Striner has established himself as an expert on presidential power, especially the political life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln. At Washington College he teaches American history and several courses use films as historical documents." Very good in good dust jacket. Signed by author. Signed on t-p. DJ has some wear at back. Bookseller Inventory # 71086