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Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.



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Book Review - Art Deco Style

Art Deco Style

By Bevis Hillier and Stephen Escritt November 1997
Hardcover, 240 pages
Phaidon Press Inc.
ISBN 071482884X

Art Deco Style is a beautifully designed book that reveals the importance of Art Deco. And the magnificent images of Art Deco works of art that appear in the book demonstrate the vitality of this opulent modern style.

In this book, it should be noted, authors Bevis Hillier and Stephen Escritt take a scholarly approach in writing about the subject of style. Chapters such as "Strictly Modern: The 1925 Paris Exhibition and the State of European Decoration" and "Decomania: Revivalism, Heritage, History and Post-Modernism" examine the issues that influenced the development of Art Deco.

In addition to the engaging text and splendid images of Art Deco objects, this book has another feature that sets it apart - the "Biographies of Artists and Designers" section. This valuable chapter lists the contributions of some of the most important Art Deco designers and artists, including such luminaries as Susie Cooper, Eileen Gray, Rene Lalique, Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, and Kem Weber.

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