London Art Deco: A Celebration of the Architectural Style of the Metropolis During the Twenties and Thirties

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9781845132439: London Art Deco: A Celebration of the Architectural Style of the Metropolis During the Twenties and Thirties

Now in an updated small format gift edition, stunning photographs offer a visual journey through London's Art Deco style—from factories and underground stations to theaters and private residences   This richly illustrated book offers a fascinating and detailed look at the Art Deco style, from building design to decorative detail. The Art Deco style gained prominence at the 1925 Paris Exposition, after which each nation seemed to adapt its own distinct architectural style. Less florid than the French or that of the United States, Great Britain's buildings reflected the country's imperial status. From the imposing style of the Savoy Hotel, through the ornate detail of the West End theaters, to Art Deco factories like the Hoover Building, they also demonstrated Britain's love of detail. Remarkably, many of London's Art Deco buildings still survive—their once grime-covered indigenous Portland stone now mostly scrubbed clean, beautifully displaying their many sculptural details. 

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Arnold Schwartzman is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker, a noted graphic designer, and the author of Deco Landmarks, Designage, and Graven Images. Since 1996 he has designed many of the key elements for the annual Academy Awards, including posters and programs. He lives in Los Angeles.

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