"Art Deco" engages the reader in the heady world of the 1920s and 1930s when Art Deco style was all the rage. Covering architecture, jewellery, textiles, fine art and home furnishing, this book looks at both well-known and not so well-known designers and creators of this most sophisticated of stiles, tracing its progress from the luxurious to the mass-produced.
Alan Powers is Reader in Architecture and Cultural History at the
University of Greenwich. He specializes in the history of twentieth
century art, architecture and design, and has written books on textiles,
houses, shop fronts, and book jacket design. He has had a long
involvement with the Twentieth Century Society as a caseworker,
Vice-Chairman and as one of the editors of its journal, Twentieth Century Architecture.
Camilla de la Bedoyere is a researcher, writer and journalist who has a special interest in modern art and design, particularly the Art Deco era. She is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers and has written numerous educational books for children, non-fiction titles for adults and learning materials for visitors to the Natural History Museum. She is also the author of World's Greatest Art: Art Nouveau and Louis Comfort Tiffany: Masterworks.