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Battersby, Martin, The Decorative Thirties, New York, Walker & Company, 1971, first edition, 4to (11.5" x 8.5"), HB in dj, blue-green cloth bds w/ gilt spine titles in gray & color illus dj, VG / G. Corners bumped, prev owner's stamp to front pastedown, DJ edgeworn, 2" triangular loss to front near spine, 1" loss to rear near spine.

208 pp, 180+ illustrations in b&w and color.

From the flap copy: "Initiated by a world depression and ended by a world war, the 1930's was (sic) a period of insecurity both financial and political, which was inevitbaly reflected in fashions in the decorative arts....The theme of the thirties was 'anything goes'--from the stark simplicity of modernism to the bizarre surrealism embodied in Dali's lobster telephone or Schiaparelli's shoe hat."

Contents:

Preface
The background
The Depression and its impact on the decorative arts
The modernist decorative style
Art and industry
Decorators
Interior furnishings
Decorative painters
Period revivalism
Fashion
Hollywood style
Envoi
Bibliography
Index

See also on this site The Decorative Twenties.    [Book ID # 1821]


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