The Golden Age of Graphic Art and Illustration
Beginning with an exploration of the ideas and influences that contributed to the exuberant new style of the 1920s, this illustrated survey covers the two areas in which Art Deco triumphed: fashion and advertising. It looks at the work of artists such as Tamara de Lempicka, Erté, René Lalique and Georges Barbier in fashion, and AM Cassandre and Paul Colin in advertising, but also describes the media in which they worked and the social context of their extraordinary graphics.
Art Nouveau Posters
Masterpieces of Art
At the end of the 19th century, advertising and Art Nouveau joined forces in a new and vibrant art form – the poster. Created to promote everything from absinthe to bicycle chains, posters by artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec and Alphonse Mucha have outlived the products they so vividly advertise. After an introduction to their origins and cultural context, this book presents 100 posters, many of them now, like Steinlen's Cabaret du Chat Noir, iconic images.