Written by Lionel Lambourne
The Aesthetic Movement swept through England in the latter part of the nineteenth century, touching every sphere of the fine and decorative arts and bringing a new freedom to all aspects of design.
Written by Gastou, Yves
The most complete monograph thus far on the work of Andre Arbus, exceptional decorator of the interwar period and subsequent reconstruction "The life and work of Andre Arbus (1903-1969)," wrote Yvonne Brunhammer, "are the story of faithfulness to French tradition and a unique quest for 'unity in the artistic life' of his age." The return to tradition he advocated in his article on furniture, in 19
Written by Eric Knowles
Although most associated with the 1920s and 30s, Art Deco began in France prior to World War I. During the interwar years the style evolved and was adopted by an international elite set as the perfect expression of modern opulence and elegance in an age that gave birth to jazz, the Charleston, speakeasies, glamorous Hollywood films and engineering marvels such as skyscrapers.
Written by Duncan, Alastair
"Art Deco Complete "is the last word in Art Deco, the most glamorous decorative arts style, and the one that shaped popular ideas of modern luxury. It covers furniture and interior decoration, sculpture, paintings, graphics, posters and bookbinding, glass, ceramics, lighting, textiles, metal work, and jewelry.
Written by Wurttembergishe, Metallwarenfa
At the end of the nineteenth century, W rttembergische MetallwarenFabrik, or the W rtemberg Electro Plate Company as the firm was known outside Germany, was the world's largest manufacturer and exporter of household metalware.
Written by Montgomery, Susan J
-A study of beautiful tiles made in North America during the Arts and Crafts movement -Like other Arts and Crafts creations, these tiles counterract the soullessness of mass-production on an industrial scale The American Arts and Crafts movement inspired designers and artisans to move beyond the hard, glossy, mass-produced tiles of the nineteenth century.