Art Deco, French for “decorative art”, was the most important form of artistic expression between the First and Second World Wars. In 1925, the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts took place in the heart of Paris. In the catalog of the show, it was aptly remarked that one could not subsume what was exhibited under one concept. In the following years, the architecture and the design of the inter-period was characterized by such diverse terms as Streamline Moderne, modern style, modern art, jazz modernism or even “zigzag art nouveau”. The term Art Deco emerge only in 1966 during a show at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and become widely used following the publication of art historian Brevis Hillier’s Art Deco of the 20th and 30s, and an exhibition curated by Hillier at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 1971.
Autor: Franziska Bolz
Languages: Romanian, English, Czech, Greek, Polish, Slovak.
Format: Hardback with a jacket
Size: 270 x 310 mm