Art Deco designs encompass a huge range of styles, techniques, and media. Throughout the boom and bust of the 1920s and 1930s, Art Deco defined modern style while drawing on the design traditions of the past. The Age of Glamour showcases the breadth of the era, from abstract designs to intricate patterns and fashion plates.
International in scope, the book features designs by Georges Barbier and Robert Bonfils from the V&A’s outstanding collection. Full-color reproductions of the original designs are interspersed among more than forty line drawings for readers to color in. A short introduction places the designs in their historic and artistic context, and thumbnails at the end of the book identify all the images.
Art Deco remains enduringly popular for its eclecticism, rich colors, and bold use of line and shape. The era is still a rich source of inspiration and has influenced countless artists and taste makers.