Art Deco 1925

Following World War I and its devastating effects, France was again responsible for the organisation in 1925 of the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, in an attempt to promote national industries which were losing their prominence within a Europe which sought to rise from the ashes. Nations answered the call and over twenty countries sent representatives. However it is the French section that Art Deco 1925, organised by the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and curated by Chantal Bizot and Dany Sautot aims to evoke. The catalogue publishes texts by many specialists in this field, including the exhibition curators, that cover the different artistic sections of the 1925 Exhibition, ranging from the decorative arts to architecture, including the interior of the pavilions; from painting and sculpture to garden design; dealing with specific themes such as Deco jewellery or the French manufactures through the prism of international and world exhibitions. Exploring an international view over the deco taste, the catalogue includes also texts about Art Deco in the Anglo-Saxon world and about its expression in ‘Modernist’ Portugal. The volume assembles the biographies of artists and manufactures represented in the exhibition, a fully illustrated list of exhibits, and a comprehensive bibliography.

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Yvonne Brunhammer, Bruno Foucart, Chantal Bizot, Dany Sautot, Evelyne Possémé, Emmanuel Bréon, Tim Benton, and Helena de Freitas
Editorial coordination:
João Carvalho Dias
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
Updated on 20 november 2020

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