The Age of Glamour
An Art Deco Colouring Book
(Published in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London)
- ISBN 9780500420690
- 27.00 x 21.50 cm
- Illustrated in colour throughout
- First published 2017
A colouring book of Art Deco design, including wallpapers, fashion plates, textiles, vases and fashion accessories
Art Deco designs encompass a huge range of styles, techniques and media. Spanning the boom of the roaring 1920s and bust of the 1930s, Art Deco simultaneously drew on traditional designs and techniques and embraced the modern, mechanized world.
'The Age of Glamour' showcases the breadth of Art Deco design, from abstract Modernist designs to intricate patterns and fashion plates. An introduction to Art Deco and its characteristic features is followed by full-colour reproductions of the original designs interpersed among line drawings for colouring in. Thumbnails at the end of the book identify all the designs.
Art Deco remains enduringly popular for its eclecticism, vibrant colours and bold use of line and shape. The designs are a rich source of inspiration and have influenced countless artists and designers.
Featuring designs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Georges Barbier and Robert Bonfils, among many others, 'The Age of Glamour' encourages you to experiment with the designs and complete them in the colours that inspire you.