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Art Deco City: The World's Most Beautiful Buildings
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Arnold Schwartzman
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Art Deco City: The World's Most Beautiful Buildings

Arnold Schwartzman


9781786750419

PALAZZO


Art & design styles: Art Deco;
Architecture;
History of architecture


Hardback

224 pages

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Art Deco reflected the new industrial age drawing from a variety of influences including ancient Egyptian, Moorish and Mayan motifs and the Cubism, Fauvism and De Stijl movements.

The Art Deco style gained prominence in the 1920s, but it was not only architects that embraced its new design ideas: interior and product designers and craftsmen also took inspiration and none more so than architectural furniture designers.

Drawing inspiration from the UK, Europe and the USA, this beautiful and comprehensive book celebrates the world's greatest Art Deco buildings, displaying the stunning and diverse range of architecture and design that announced this new movement's aesthetic intent.

By:   Arnold Schwartzman
Imprint:   PALAZZO
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 290mm,  Width: 235mm, 
ISBN:   9781786750419
ISBN 10:   1786750414
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Arnold Schwartzman is an Oscar-winning film-maker, a noted graphic designer,and the author of a score of books. He began his design career in British television. In 1978 he moved to Hollywood. He was the Director of Design for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, and for a number of years has designed many of the key graphic elements for the annual Academy Awards. In 2010, he created the two murals for the Grand Lobby of Cunard's Queen Elizabeth . In 2001 he was awarded an OBE and in 2006 he was appointed a Royal Designer by the RSA.


Take confidence in the artistic eye of this man as he directs us on an aesthetically pleasing journey... [The photographs] are all fascinating and aptly represent the style, a style utterly distinguishable from anything else before or after. Art Deco design, at its peak in the 1930s, pervaded all aspects of twentieth century living and Schwartzman's photographs include domestic and commercial premises: front doors, leaded glass windows and marble bathrooms; hotel signage, inspirational frescoes and tiled facades. This is a super book to buy for friends with large coffee tables. It's ideal for design enthusiasts (architecture and graphic design in particular), and the perfect present for armchair travellers. -- Yasmin Chopin * yasminchopin.com *

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