Perhaps no individual is more associated with the twentieth-century art deco revival than Russian-born French artist and designer, Erte.
Although his talent spanned many creative fields, Erte is perhaps best-known for his theater and fashion designs, which were often later translated into beautiful silkscreen prints. Few can fail to be charmed by Symphony in Black, one of his most famous designs depicting a slender figure walking her dog. Throughout his lifetime, Erte designed over 200 covers for Harper's Bazaar and his works have been reproduced and copied countless times since, oozing a timeless air of class and sophistication. Combining fresh and thoughtful text and beautiful illustrations, including jewelry and sculpture inspired by his two-dimensional designs, this coffee-table book is the definitive Erte companion.
About the Author
ROSALIND ORMISTON is a researcher, lecturer and author with a wide range of interests in art, architecture and design history. Since 2002 she has been a visiting lecturer at Kingston University, London. Her publications include: Alphonse Mucha: Masterworks, Art Deco: The Golden Age of Graphic Art & Illustration, Michelangelo: His Life and Works in 500 Images and Leonardo da Vinci: His Life and Works in 500 Images. She is also a regular contributor to Cassone arts magazine.
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st December 2014
Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.8 x 30.2
Weight (kg): 1.7
Edition Type: New edition