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Art Deco Postcards

Author/EditorBayer, Patricia (Author)
ISBN: 9780500238882
Pub Date10/10/2011
BindingHardback
Pages288
Dimensions (mm)135(h) * 210(w)
Art Deco was one of the most captivating and popular artistic movements of the 20th century. This title brings an original approach to the subject, collecting and featuring some 250 postcards from the 1920s to 1940s from nightclubs, hotels and restaurants to skyscrapers, apartment buildings and airports.
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Art Deco was one of the most captivating and popular artistic movements of the 20th century, and its iconic blend of luxury and simplicity still possesses the power to bewitch. This volume brings an entirely original approach to the subject, collecting and featuring some 250 postcards from the 1920s to 1940s from nightclubs, hotels and restaurants to skyscrapers, apartment buildings and airports. A pop-out-and-keep facsimile section includes detachable reproductions of some of the most important and beautiful cards, some black and white and some displaying their retro tints. These cards can be displayed or sent, making the book an ideal gift or the start of a collection. This striking new volume, by a leading Art Deco specialist, will appeal to the worldwide audience that has long been captivated by the style of the Jazz Age.

Art Deco was one of the most captivating and popular artistic movements of the 20th century, and its iconic blend of luxury and simplicity still possesses the power to bewitch. This volume brings an entirely original approach to the subject, collecting and featuring some 250 postcards from the 1920s to 1940s from nightclubs, hotels and restaurants to skyscrapers, apartment buildings and airports. A pop-out-and-keep facsimile section includes detachable reproductions of some of the most important and beautiful cards, some black and white and some displaying their retro tints. These cards can be displayed or sent, making the book an ideal gift or the start of a collection. This striking new volume, by a leading Art Deco specialist, will appeal to the worldwide audience that has long been captivated by the style of the Jazz Age.

Patricia Bayer is an art historian specializing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She has written extensively on Art Deco design and architecture. She is the author of Art Deco Architecture and Art Deco Interiors, both published by Thames & Hudson. She is also an avid deltiologist, or collector of postcards.

Introduction: Postcards from the Jazz Age * 1. World Fairs and Expositions * 2. Public Buildings * 3. Living * 4. Leisure * 5. Business and Industry * 6. Transportation

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