Art Deco Postcards

Art Deco Postcards

(includes 8 detachable postcards)
  1. Patricia Bayer
  • ISBN 9780500238882
  • 13.50 x 21.00 cm
  • PLC (with 8 facsimile postcards)
  • 288pp
  • With 264 illustrations
  • First published 2011
‘Great … the retro aesthetic is so appealing, I can’t imagine many people not appreciating this as a gift’ – The Bookseller

A beautiful collection of reproductions of vintage Art Deco postcards from the 1920s to the 1940s, an ideal gift or the start of a collection to display – or send!

Art Deco Postcards

Art Deco was one of the most captivating and popular artistic movements of the 20th century with an iconic blend of luxury and simplicity.

This is an entirely original approach to the subject, featuring 264 postcards from the 1920s to 1940s – from nightclubs, hotels and restaurants to skyscrapers, apartment buildings and airports. It includes such emblems of the era as the Chrysler and Empire State buildings, as well as a selection of façades and interiors that together provide a cross-section of Art Deco style.

A pop-out-and-keep facsimile section includes eight detachable reproductions of some of the most important and beautiful cards, some black and white and some displaying their retro tints.

Patricia Bayer is an art historian specializing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and a keen deltiologist, or collector of postcards. Among her books are Art Deco Architecture and Art Deco Interiors, both published by Thames & Hudson.