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Art Deco Collectibles: Fashionable Objects From the Jazz Age.


Art Deco Collectibles: Fashionable Objects From the Jazz Age

Rodney Capstick-Dale and Diana Capstick-Dale

Thames & Hudson


270 pages




Rodney and Diana Capstick-Dale showcase the Art Deco periodAEs personal items, now collectibles. Originating in Britain, Europe (especially France), and the United States, these beautifully presented artifacts of the Jazz Age are captured with high-quality, color photography. This coffee-table-sized volume is a testament to the influence of the period, which affecting art and architecture, clothing, and furnishings, in addition to the smaller accessories presented. The book targets historians of fashion and design, and of the period, whose height was from 1920 to the end of the Second World War. A particularly American style influenced by automobile design evolved in the 1930s and came to be known as streamline. While it was difficult to sell luxury products and mass-manufacturing after the Crash of 1929, Art Deco survived until the end of the War. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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