Top 5 Selling Books on Art Deco

In this post we outline the top ten selling books (on Amazon.co.uk) on all things Art Deco. NUMBER 1 “Miller’s Art Deco: Living with the Art Deco Style” The Art Deco style is still as fresh today as it was when it made its appearance in the 1920s. In this lovely illustrated guide, antiques expert Judith Miller explains the Art Deco style with key tips on what to look for as a collector. The book…

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The Art Deco Style

The Art Deco style manifested across the spectrum of the visual arts: from architecture, painting, and sculpture to the graphic and decorative arts. While Art Deco practitioners were often paying homage to modernist influences such as Cubism, De Stijl, and Futurism, the references were indirect; it was as […] Click here to view original web page at www.theartstory.org

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10 of the best European cities for art deco design

Art deco began in France during the first world war and went on to accompany the age of jazz, Josephine Baker, cocktails, convertibles and talking pictures. While art nouveau had been curvy and nature-inspired, art deco was symmetrical, layered, topped with pyramids, stepped forms and zigzag lines. It was […] Click here to view original web page at www.theguardian.com

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Famous Art Deco Designers – Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann

“To create something that lasts, the first thing is to want to create something that lasts forever” Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann was born in Paris on August 28, 1879 to Alsatian parents that owned a painting and contracting firm. Ruhlmann spent most of his youth learning his father’s trade during which […] Click here to view original web page at ruhlmann.info

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French Art Deco Furniture

Jean-Jacques Dutko and Terry de Gunzburg in her London home, with an art deco cabinet by André Groult, chairs by Jean-Michel Frank and artworks by Picasso, Kees van Dongen and Matisse | Image: Pal Hansen As a medical student in Paris in the 1970s, Terry de Gunzburg supported herself […] Click here to view original web page at howtospendit.ft.com

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Art Deco Silver and Silver Plated Wares – Elkington & Co

Elkington & Co are renowned makers of Art Deco furniture as well as pieces in other styles. They specialised in Silver Plate and were awarded numerous Royal Warrants. Find out more about them in this excellent article by Carters.com.au using the link below. Click here to view original web page at www.carters.com.au

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7 of the Best Art Deco Buildings in London

After a grand exhibition debut in Paris, it did not take long for the Art Deco craze to cross the English Channel and make its way to bustling London . From the mid-1920s to the mid-1930s, Art Deco architecture accentuated London’s image as a global hub of commerce and […] Click here to view original web page at www.architecturaldigest.com

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‘The Art Deco splendour of the Hoover factory’

The historical art deco Hoover Building in Perivale, London, is being restored and will include 66 apartments In 1980 Elvis Costello sang these words about the Hoover Factory: “Five miles out of London on the Western Avenue/Must have been a wonder when it was brand new/Talkin’ ’bout the splendour […] Click here to view original web page at www.thetimes.co.uk

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