The World’s Most Beautiful Buildings
Synopsis: Featuring more than 400 detailed photographs from Europe, Australasia and the Americas, Art Deco City captures the very essence of Art Deco and its influences, providing a unique and comprehensive celebration of the elegant style that flourished around the globe.
Art Deco rose to popularity in the 1920s, making its way from France to New York to Australia. Its influence spread rapidly after the 1925 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes brought the style to the world’s attention. Art Deco reflected the new industrial age drawing from a variety of influences including ancient Egyptian, Moorish and Mayan motifs and the Cubism, Fauvism and De Stijl movements. It was not only architects that embraced its new design ideas, interior and product designers and craftsmen also took inspiration and none more so than architectural furniture designers.
From the iconic Chrysler Building in New York, Palais de la Méditerranée in Nice and the Hoover Building in London to theatres, shopfronts, factories, fire stations and hotels, Art Deco City showcases the world’s most beautiful buildings, displaying the stunning and diverse range of Art Deco architecture and design that announced the movement’s aesthetic intent.
Arnold Schwartzman is an Oscar-winning film-maker, a renowned graphic designer, and the author of several books on the subject of Art Deco architecture.
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This is a wonderful coffee table book, richly illustrated with the most stunning photographs of Art Deco buildings and reflects Arnold Schwartzman’s personal favourites from his journeys. With his introduction and narrative, the book is divided into Europe, Australasia, and the Americas, selecting some of the most iconic buildings, but also highlighting some of the details in the facades and interiors of the buildings.
This beautiful book would be a perfect gift for any lovers of Art Deco Architecture!