Art Deco Interiors: Decoration and Design Classics of the 1920s and 1930s

By: Bayer, Patricia

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By the time of the great Paris Exhibition of 1925, the idea that an interior and its furnishings should form a complete design -- a "total look" -- dominated the thinking of both designers and their sophisticated clients. In the later 1920s and 1930s, whole studios were established, notably in France and the United States, to serve the needs of a design- and style-conscious middle class-intent on showing off its newly refined taste for things modern and exotic: the richly lacquered screen, the tubular steel chair, the vivid geometric carpet.

Art Deco Interiors documents this flourishing of design ingenuity in Europe and America. Using contemporary photographs and illustrations of interiors, juxtaposed with modern photographs of individual pieces, it traces the stylistic evolution and dominant motifs of Deco. Patricia Bayer illustrates the triumph of the 1925 exhibition and the establishment of the pure high style of the leading Paris ensembliers, and assesses the tremendous growth of jazzy, Streamline Moderne offshoots in the United States. Major chapters are devoted to large-scale designs for ocean liners, cinemas, theaters, offices, and hotels, and to the revival in the 1970s and 1980s of Deco as a decorative style.

Title: Art Deco Interiors: Decoration and Design Classics of the 1920s and 1930s

Author Name: Bayer, Patricia

Categories: Art, Architecture, Home Decor,

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1998

ISBN Number: 0500280207

ISBN Number 13: 9780500280201

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 010174

Description: 224 pp on coated stock. 151 color plates, many more b&w photos. Many full-page photos. A survey of Art Deco design as it reshapeed interior design, both residential and commercial, in the 1930 and 1930s. Frontispiece shows Chrysler Building lobby. Detailed text and captions. Size: 4to -- 11.5 In Tall

Keywords: ART. ART DECO. DECOR. INTERIORS. FURNITURE. DESIGN.