Author: Patricia Bayer
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
By the time of the great Paris Exhibition of 1925, the idea that an interior and its furnishings should form a complete design--a "total look"--dominated the thinking of both designers and their sophisticated clients. In the later 1920s and 1930s, whole studios were established, notably in France and the United States, to serve the needs of a design- and style-conscious middle class intent on showing off its newly refined taste for things modern and exotic: the richly lacquered screen, the tubular steel chair, the vivid geometric carpet. Art Deco Interiors documents this flourishing of design ingenuity in Europe and America. Using contemporary photographs and illustrations of interiors, juxtaposed with modern photographs of individual pieces, it traces the stylistic evolution and dominant motifs of Deco. Patricia Bayer illustrates the triumph of the 1925 exhibition and the establishment of the pure high style of the leading Paris ensembliers, and assesses the tremendous growth of jazzy, Streamline Moderne offshoots in the United States. Major chapters are devoted to large-scale designs for ocean liners, cinemas, theaters, offices, and hotels, and to the revival in the 1970s and 1980s of Deco as a decorative style.
Author: Ingrid Cranfield
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
Discover how to recreate and restore authentic period architecture, furnishings and detailing in the Art Deco style. The elegant and sophisticated style known as Art Deco epitomises for many the inter-war years of the 1920s and 1930s. Although not strictly a style of architecture, but a surface decoration, its clean lines and stylized, symmetrical forms nonetheless influenced the design of buildings throughout the world, greatly assisted by the new industrial materials of stainless steel and ferro-concrete. Interiors followed suit, featuring chrome for the first time, as well as brightly coloured enamels, glass and polished stone. Furniture, too, adopted the streamlined look, to which the mass-produced tubular steel of the 1930s was ideally suited. Art Deco transcended class as no other style had done previously. It united architecture (both public and domestic), decorative arts and the cheapest consumer goods. Today, as a result of the building boom of the 1920s and 1930s, more people probably live in a house built in this period than in any other. Although Art Deco House Style is primarily for those who wish to restore their homes to their original style, it is also a comprehensive reference book for devotees wishing to expand their knowledge of the movement. Lavishly illustrated chapters cover every aspect of the home, including furniture, fabrics and decorative detail, and throughout there is discussion of the leading designers of the period. Filled with practical advice and sources of materials, as well as much additional related information, this masterful work is an invaluable guide to the maintenance and renovation of Art Deco homes.
Author: Percy A Wells
Publisher: Jeremy Mills Publishing
Originally published in the 1920s, Furniture for Small Houses offers a fascinating glimpse into everyday homes of the time. Reflecting a general desire in the years following World War I to improve the surroundings of ordinary people, Percy A Wells presents a series of designs that are forerunners of today's modern furniture in their simplicity and practicality. Photos and plans accompany clear explanations of each item's features, making Furniture for Small Houses a wonderfully illuminating resource for designers, historians and anyone with an interest in furniture-making or interiors.
Author: Marilyn F. Friedman
Publisher: Bauer and Dean Publishers
A valuable resource for design professionals and historians, this book chronicles the evolution of modern interior design in the United States throughout the 1930s. With more than 200 images and detailed descriptions, design historian Marilyn F. Friedman presents more than eighty interiors by forty-five designers, including Donald Deskey, Paul T. Frankl, Percival Goodman, Frederick Kiesler, William Lescaze, William Muschenheim Tommi Parzinger, Gilbert Rohde, Eugene Schoen, Kem Weber, set designers Cedric Gibbons and Joseph Urban, and industrial designers Raymond Loewy, Walter Dorwin Teague, and Russel Wright. The book also highlights the work of women modernists who are practically unknown today, including Virginia Conner, Freda Diamond, Eleanor Le Maire, and Madame Majeska. Interiors cover the economic spectrum, from those created for wealthy patrons who embraced the modernist aesthetic, including Walter Annenberg, George Vanderbilt III, William Paley, and Abby Rockefeller Milton, to those designed with affordability in mind, including private commissions, as well as furniture and model rooms for manufacturers, design associations, and museum exhibitions. The book also profiles in detail entire model homes that highlighted new concepts in design and construction, such as Norman Bel Geddes¿ House of Tomorrow for Ladies¿ Home Journal, Macy¿s ¿Forward House,¿ Frederick Kiesler¿s ¿Space House¿ for the Modernage showroom, Eleanor Le Maire¿s ¿House of Planes¿ for Abraham & Straus, and the model houses at the 1933 and 1939 world¿s fairs held in Chicago and New York, respectively. The trajectory of American modern design during the 1930s was not linear. In rejecting the revivalism that had defined American design during the nineteenth century, the designers covered in this book forged something new-an American movement defined by simplicity, practicality, and comfort that embraced experimentation and variation in materials and style. An important survey of the early development of modern interiors in America, year by year.
Author: Arrol Gellner
A lively celebration of Storybook Style revists the 1920s and 1930s to explore an entire style of architecture designed around images produced by Hollywood.
Author: Gordon-Van Tine Co.
Publisher: Courier Corporation
A reprint of a rare architect's catalog of 1923, presenting a full range of typical home designs of the period. Photographs, floor plans, and full descriptions of interior and exterior detailing. 345 black-and-white illustrations.
Author: E.W. Stillwell & Co
Publisher: Courier Corporation
An ideal resource for 21st-century bungalow buyers and renovators as well as for builders seeking authentic details. 50 examples include photographs, in addition to floor plans, estimated costs, and descriptions of exteriors and interiors.
Author: Lucy D. Rosenfeld
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Art Deco brings to mind a glamorous era of brilliant architecture, striking interior design, elegant furniture, and superb objets d'art. The term evokes an era of the 1920s and 1930s that prized elegant design elements combined with exotic materials, subtle colors, and the finest workmanship. This amply illustrated survey traces the origins of Deco interiors in Europe and follows its American transformation, with concepts of beauty in design expanded to include stream-lined and machine-made interpretations. Many of the most beloved buildings and their interior spaces in America's cities were Deco-inspired. But Art Deco is not just an historic term. As we see in this full color book, a number of today's designers are incorporating Deco elements into contemporary settings. Here, both interiors and furniture exemplify the sinuous lines and geometric shapes of Deco as part of today's interiors. A visual feast, this book will inspire and inform.
Author: Keeley Harris
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Celebrating the perennial interest in incorporating vintage flea-market finds into interior schemes, Style Me Vintage: Home is a feast of retro inspiration. With practical information on how to identify and source original vintage homewares, there is also plenty of inspiration on how to style your rooms according to your favoured decade, whether it be the 1920s or the 1970s. Without being restrictive, there's also plenty of advice on how to mix eras and incorporate vintage into contemporary schemes. This is a sourcebook of inspiration to all those hungry for nostalgic design. From ideas for display (fab sixties artwork, kitsch figurines, retro plates and crockery) to larger furniture finds (fifties sideboards, classic fabrics, reupholstered armchairs) see how vintage design can be made to work today.
Author: Anne Massey
Revised and expanded, this survey of 20th-century interior design includes discussions on Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, Art Deco, the Modern Movement, Hi-Tech & Green. All types of interiors are explored & set within their economic & cultural contexts.
Author: Lukas Novotny
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
From the art deco factories of the 1920s through to the skyscraper boom of the twenty-first century, Modern London takes you on an illustrated tour of the capital’s ever-changing landscape. Shaped variously by war, economics, population growth and design trends, the city has been moulded by some of the greatest modern architects and to this day remains a centre of building design and experimentation. Through intricate graphic illustrations and accessible entertaining text, London’s streets, structures and transport systems of the last century are brought to life. Discover long lost treasures such as the Firestone Factory and marvel at modern–day masterpieces like the London Aquatics centre; delight in previously vilified social housing projects such as the Balfron Tower, and discover the drama behind bold, eccentric designs like the ‘Cheesegrater’. The city’s skyline can change in an instant; Modern London invites you to sit back and survey the scene so far.
Author: Marilyn F. Friedman
Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns
Designers now have at their fingertips an invaluable reference: an illustrated history of modern furnishings and interior design from period rooms of the early twentieth century. Ikea, eat your heart out: Macy's, Lord & Taylor and others designed exhibits in the 1920s with mock living rooms, bedrooms, and even kitchens to display and sell modern furnishings and decorative objects. Marilyn Friedman's text and accompanying period photographs describe in detail the exhibits held by Macys, Lord & Taylor, B. Altman, and Wanamaker's to popularize modern design. Macy's, in particular, worked closely with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to select designers and display works of modern design by Gio Ponti, William Lescaze, and Paul Frankel as part of the exhibits. More than 120 photographs illustrate period furnishings and decorative objects by European and American designers, providing a visual feast for interior designers, art lovers, and collectors.
Author: Carole Coates, Annie Dietz, Stephen Francis
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Showcases a design trend that uses vintage furnishings, art pottery, tile, paintings, and decorative arts from California's golden era, the Spanish Revival period of the 1920s-1940s, in today's homes.