In the 1920s and 1930s Art Deco style influenced everything from art and architecture, interiors and furnishings, automobiles and boats to the small, personal objects that were part of everyday life: cigarette cases and lighters; powder compacts, minaudieres, and cosmetic accessories; watches and jewelry; and even cameras. Featuring high-quality photography and carefully sourced period illustrations and ephemera, Art Deco Collectibles brings these objects to life in all their exquisite detail for the first time.
The objects in this thematically structured book encompass Deco style at its most alluring, as well as the modernity, excitement, and social revolution of the Jazz Age. These items were the height of fashion then and are highly prized collectibles today. They remind us of an era of closer cooperation between designers and manufacturers, who aimed to produce goods that were not only useful but also beautiful and well made. This showcase of portable Art Deco classics from Britain, Europe (particularly France), and the United States will appeal not just to collectors but to anyone with an interest in Deco style and the history of fashion, design, and small, beautiful things.s.
sure to delight….dazzling collection of objects, the book will no doubt find space in many a collector's library
Rodney Capstick-Dale has collected Art Deco extensively since the late 1960s. In 1987, with Mark Glazebrook, he founded the original Albemarle Gallery, London.
Diana Capstick-Dale trained as a graphic designer before completing an MA degree in stage design at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and working as a set and costume designer.