This grand opus assembles the people and the pieces at the heart of the Art Deco movement at each stage of its enduring appeal. The Art Deco Style is richly illustrated with the work of legendary designers and decorators Eileen Gray, Paul Iribe, Antoine Bourdelle, Armand-Albert Rateau and Jean Dunand, among others.
Ever since its early 20th-century origins, Art Deco has fascinated and amused socialites, collectors and designers. Referred to at the time as moderne, the style largely took shape around a clientele of French fashion industry luminaries and wealthy international collectors. Art historians christened it during a second wave in the ’60s, while a third generation of afficionados entered the auction houses of the ’80s and ’90s, ready to invest in the most exquisite examples. Curated by art consultant and author Alastair Duncan, this detailed historical account is the gold-standard visual guide to the decorative arts.
Alastair Duncan is an international consultant on 19th and 20th century decorative arts and was, for ten years, a specialist and consultant on the subject for Christie’s New York. He is the author of Louis C. Tiffany – The Garden Museum Collection and the Paris Salons series, also published by ACC. He has written 36 other books on the decorative arts, as well as articles for magazines including Vogue, Connoisseur, The Magazine Antiques and House & Garden.