20TH CENTURY MOVEMENTS

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Fundación Juan March

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 540 pgs / 600 color / 100 bw.

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Modern Taste: Art Deco in Paris 1910-1935

Edited by Tim Benton, Manuel Fontán del Junco, María Zozaya. Text by Tim Benton, José Miguel Marinas, Emmanuel Bréon, Francisco Javier Pérez Roja, Ghislaine Wood, Tag Gronberg, Évelyne Possémé, Hélčne Andrieux, Agnčs Callu, Carole Aurouet.

Jeanne Paquin, Chimčre evening dress, 1925, is reproduced from <i>Modern Taste: Art Deco in Paris 1910-1935</i>.

The definitive book on Art Deco: an elegant large-format hardcover with hundreds of museum-quality color reproductions featuring exquisite examples of Art Deco jewellery, ceramics, laquer, fashion, textiles, graphic design and art work

Modern Taste: Art Deco in Paris, 1910-1935 offers readers an opportunity to appreciate, examine, assess and enjoy an artistic movement that defies easy definition but which has been described as "the last of the total styles": Art Deco.

Comprehensive and beautifully designed, Modern Taste includes nearly 400 works in a wide array of media: painting, sculpture, furniture, fashion design, jewelry, film, architecture, glassware and ceramics are all represented, alongside the photography, drawings and advertisements that helped create "the modern taste."

The book aims to question the almost total absence of Art Deco from the history of modern art and from curatorial practice, and to vindicate--as some exemplary cases did in the wake of the Deco revival from the 1970s onwards--not only the evident beauty of Art Deco but also the fascination exerted by this singularly modern phenomenon with all its cultural and artistic complexity.

What we know as Art Deco was an alternative style to the avant-garde. It stood for a modernity that was pragmatic and ornamental rather than utopian and functional, and it became the great shaper of modern desire and taste, leaving its characteristic stamp on Western society in the early decades of the 20th century.

An elegant and stylish addition to any design library."

Jeanne Paquin, Chimčre evening dress, 1925, is reproduced from Modern Taste: Art Deco in Paris 1910-1935.

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New Art Books for the Creative Soul: For anyone fascinated by the art deco movement, Modern Taste: Art Deco In Paris pays tribute to the artistic style which made a splash in Paris from 1910-1935.

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[Modern Taste: Art Deco in Paris 1910-1935] serves as an important challenge to the division between fine and decorative arts.

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This book questions why Art Deco…is almost completely absent from the history of modern art. It serves as an important challenge to the division between fine and decorative arts.

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Outstanding examples… of painting, sculpture, furniture, fashion, jewellery, perfumery, film, architecture, stained-glass, ceramics, lacquer and goldsmith’s work in addition to textiles, book-bindings, photographs, drawings, plans, architectural models, advertising posters and magazines.

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