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Art Deco : Art of Century - Victoria Charles


Published: 28th March 2013
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Art Deco style was established on the ashes of a disappeared world, the one from before the First World War, and on the foundation stone of a world yet to become, opened to the most undisclosed promises.

Forgetting herself in the whirl of Jazz Age and the euphoria of the "Annees Folles," the Garconne with her linear shape reflects the architectural style of Art Deco: to the rounded curves succeed the simple and plain androgynous straight line...

Architecture, painting, furniture and sculpture, dissected by the author, proclaim the druthers for sharp lines and broken angles. Although ephemeral, this movement keeps on influencing contemporary design.

About the Author

Victoria Charles received her PhD in art history. She has published extensively on art history and has contributed to Art Information, an international guide to contemporary art. A well-published journalist, Ms. Charles also contributed to a collective work, 1000 Paintings of Genius.

Klaus H. Carl is a writer, photographer and professor. He is the author of numerous books and articles.


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Find the beginnings of elegant style

By KaraJenna

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  • Broad Appeal
  • Easy To Understand
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    Comments about Art Deco:

    I loved poring over this book. I am grateful for the insights in areas of Art Deco I wasn't so familiar with.

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    ISBN: 9781844848461
    ISBN-10: 1844848469
    Series: Art of Century
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 200
    Published: 28th March 2013
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 23.8  x 2.3
    Weight (kg): 1.43