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Deco Radio : The Most Beautiful Radios Ever Made - Peter Sheridan

Deco Radio

The Most Beautiful Radios Ever Made

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2014
ISBN: 9780764346057
Number Of Pages: 352

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With 380 brilliant photos and engaging text, this book presents some 300 of the rarest and most beautiful radios ever made for home or workplace. The advent of the small, mantle or tabletop radio in 1930 gave a huge impetus to the spread of radio, not only allowing multiple sets in the home, but changing the listener from the family to the individual. This book highlights a small subset of tube (valve) radios that incorporated new styling, materials, and approaches to consumer marketing in the 1930s and 1940s. Until now they have been underrated by many radio enthusiasts, and largely unrecognized in the world of Art Deco and Industrial Design. The radios of 35 industrial designers, including the luminaries of streamlining in the USA and UK (Loewy, Bel Geddes, Teague, Van Doren, Vassos, Coates, and Chermayeff) are identified and examples from 15 countries are stunningly displayed.

About the Author

Peter Sheridan is a respected historian, lecturer, and author, with a collection of radios considered one of the world's finest. His highly acclaimed book Radio Days--Australian Bakelite Radios (2008) is the standard reference for Australian radio collectors. A member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers, Peter's photos are used by media, museums, and specialist publications.

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I was very impressed with the packaging. Book corners and edges in pristine condition.



Made to grace any table


good size, well presented

Melbourne Australia


Beautiful Book!


This book is for fans of art deco, design, photography and history. It is a comprehensive catalogue of what are truly the most beautiful radios of the 1930's, 40's and 50's. Who would have thought that there would be such variety and colour, sparkle and shine in these artefacts of another time? Not only are the photos stunning but the text makes fascinating reading covering the history of radio and mass communication, the rise of industrial design and the use of a brand new material, plastic. I highly recommend this book - it will make a great Christmas gift.



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ISBN: 9780764346057
ISBN-10: 0764346059
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st December 2014
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 30.5  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 2.63

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