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

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[FIRST EDITION] Boston, etc.: Bullfinch Press / Little Brown & Co., 1990. Tall hardcover in pictorial dust jacket. 224 pages with 300 illustrations, over 150 in color. First edition. A well researched and illustrated volume on the Art Deco Movement. Includes acknowledgments, galleries and museums, bibliography, and index. Ex-library with minor marking, gutter repair. (shelf2). Bookseller Inventory # 0603W489439

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Title: Art Deco Interiors: Decoration and Design ...

Binding: Oct 01, 1990

Book Condition:Used: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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By the time of the great 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 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 in Europe and America. Using contemporary photographs and illustrations of interiors, juxtaposed with modern photographs of individual pieces, it traces the stylistic evolution and dominant motifs of Deco. Patricia Bayer illustrates the triumph of the 1925 exhibition and the establishment of the pure high style of the leading Paris ensembliers, and assesses the tremendous growth of jazzy, Streamline Moderne offshoots in the United States. Major chapters are devoted to large-scale designs for ocean liners, cinemas, theaters, offices, and hotels, and to the revival in the 1970s and 1980s of Deco as a decorative style.

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Patricia Bayer is an art historian who has written extensively on Art Deco design and architecture. Her books include Art Deco Architecture, Art Deco Interiors, and Art Deco Postcards. She lives in Connecticut.

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