Wall Calendar 2020
Evoking 1920s glamour, this calendar presents extravagant costume designs and covers for Harper’s Bazaar by the Art Deco artist and designer Erté. Envelope not included. Please note: the May bank holiday has been moved since 2020 calendars were printed; each calendar contains an addendum slip with information on the new holiday.
Wall Calendar 2020
Now in the V&A, these abstract designs for fabric and wall coverings are by the French artists Édouard Bénédictus and Adam and Maurice Verneuil. Envelope not included. Please note: the May bank holiday has been moved since 2020 calendars were printed; each calendar contains an addendum slip with information on the new holiday.
Flourishing between 1920 and 1939, Art Deco has become one of the most widely influential and enduring styles of the 20th century. In this sumptuous, large-format volume, Norbert Wolf examines the intellectual and art historical backgrounds from which it emerged and, as well as discussing the vast range of works in Art Deco style, including architecture, painting and sculpture, stage design and ceramics, he looks at ‘parallel artistic worlds’ including the Bauhaus designers and figurative artists such as Picasso and de Chirico.
Statuettes of the Art Deco Period
Art Deco statuettes produced in the 1930s first became sought-after collectors’ items in the 1970s. Here, art consultant Alberto Shayo shares his expertise, explaining influences on the design (Egyptology, music hall, the Olympic Games) and methods used to produce and sell the figurines. Colour plates of the statuettes are organized, with short biographies, according to artist – from Dominique Alonzo to Bruno Zach – and original catalogue pages reveal how some pieces were first presented for sale.
The Art Deco Jester King
Born in Vienna, Roland Paris (1894–1945) lived and worked in Berlin during the interwar years, and his work, although made in the Art Deco period, has an idiosyncratic style, using grotesques, caricature and mockery in depictions of clowns, jesters, devils and temptresses. This volume presents an illustrated biography of Paris and over 180 pages of photographs showing his figurines in plaster, wood and bronze, and works on paper.
Master of Art Deco
Born in Romania, Demetre Chiparus studied in Paris and stayed on to experience the cultural explosion of the inter-war years. He became an iconic Art Deco sculptor, his delicate figurines – which depict elaborately dressed dancers, children and animals – enjoying great popularity. Charting his life and influences, and the materials and foundries he used, this updated volume, originally published in 1993, includes colour plates of his work, recently discovered pieces and updated information, alongside a selection of his paintings.
Masterpieces of Art
With its geometric shapes, sleek lines and strong two-dimensionality, Art Deco emerged in France in around 1910 and soon came to symbolize the modernity and liberation from convention of the Jazz Age. This elegant book charts its origins and development, and reproduces a selection of its most powerful images, from the coolly sensuous paintings of Tamara de Lempicka and the kaleidoscopic visions of Robert Delaunay to Heinz Schultz-Neudamm’s futuristic poster for Metropolis.
Art Deco Fashion
Masterpieces of Art
After an account of the Art Deco style, its fashion designers and artists, and the lifestyle and look of the women who wore the clothes, Gordon Kerr presents a gallery of over 100 of the movement's best illustrations. The reproductions include fashion plates and other artworks by artists such as Georges Barbier, Tamara de Lempicka and, of course, Erte (Romain de Tirtoff). Masterpieces of Art series.
Art Deco Master of Graphic Art and Illustration
The Russian emigré artist Romain de Tirtoff is best known by the phonetic French rendering of his initials: Erté – and for many, Erté is Art Deco. In the course of his long life he was key to the development of the style in the 1920s, and lived to see its revival in the 1970s. This elegant, sumptuously illustrated volume surveys his life and work, including his jewellery, furnishings, magazine covers for Harper's and his seminal sets for the Ziegfeld Follies.