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An informative colouring book featuring the dazzling designs of the Art Deco era. 37 illustrations, 46 line drawings 27.0 x 21.5 cm 96pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 420690 March £12.95
The Age of Glamour An Art Deco Colouring Book
Throughout the boom and bust of the 1920s and 1930s, Art Deco defined modern style while drawing on the design traditions of the past. Designers captured the spirit of the fabled ‘Jazz Age’, inspired by the glamour and romanticism of Hollywood films and the new streamlined forms of modern architecture. This colouring book explores the work of key designers of the period from the V&A’s outstanding collection, including Georges Barbier and Robert Bonfils. Full-colour reproductions of the original designs are juxtaposed with more than forty line drawings for readers to complete. A short introduction places the designs in their historic and artistic contexts, and thumbnails at the end of the book identify all the images. Art Deco remains enduringly popular for its eclecticism, rich colours and bold use of line and shape. The era is still a rich source of inspiration and has influenced countless designers and artists.