The definitive book on Art Deco: an elegant large-format hardcover with hundreds of museum-quality color reproductions featuring exquisite examples of Art Deco jewelry, ceramics, lacquer, fashion, textiles, graphic design, and art. 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."
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 beauty of Art Deco but also the fascination exerted by this singularly modern phenomenon with all its cultural and artistic complexity.
Edited by Tim Benton, Manuel del Junco, and Maria Zozaya. Published by Fundación Juan March in 2015. Hardcover, measures 11.9 x 9.7 x 1.7 inches, 540 pages. ISBN 9788470756290