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A comprehensive collection of international art deco poster design. William W. Crouse is a long-time collector of 20th-century posters. He is the author of Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco Posters: The Art, The Artists and the Competition 1929–2009. Alastair Duncan is the author of Art Deco Complete, American Art Deco, Art Deco and Art Deco Furniture, all published by Thames & Hudson.
367 illustrations 30.0 x 24.0 cm 312pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 293065 February £28.00
The Art Deco Poster William W. Crouse • Introduction by Alastair Duncan
Long-time poster aficionado William Crouse has selected over 300 of the most sought-after examples of poster art created between the wars for this definitive volume. Organized thematically into subject categories (aviation, communication, fashion and more), this book includes over 300 highly rare and even unique examples by masters of the art form, including Nizzoli, Cassandre and Beall. Each poster – digitally photographed under carefully controlled conditions – is accompanied by an expanded caption that addresses the aesthetic, sociological, economic and/or political context of the image. Introduced by Art Deco specialist Alastair Duncan, Art Deco Posters is an essential addition for all interested in graphic design, Art Deco, and life and culture between 1919 and 1939.
‘An enchanting nostalgia-fest’
‘There’s almost an embarrassment of art-deco riches in this captivating book … eye-catching proof that even ephemeral billboards can make great art’ Tatler