The Art Deco Poster

The Art Deco Poster

  1. William W. Crouse
  2. Introduction by Alastair Duncan
  • ISBN 9780500517048
  • 30.00 x 24.00 cm
  • Hardback
  • 312pp
  • 367 Illustrations, 340 in colour
  • First published 2013

Over 300 of the most sought-after examples of poster art created between the wars are included in this definitive volume.

‘A handsome new volume … slick streamlines and speed are in abundance in this great collection of work’ – Creative Review
‘If you are interested in graphic design, Art Deco and life and culture during the Jazz Age, then this is a book for you’– The Designer
‘There’s almost an embarrassment of art-deco riches in this captivating book … eye-catching proof that even ephemeral billboards can make great art’ – Tatler

This cavalcade of international poster design features rare and even unique examples by masters of the art form, including Nizzoli, Cassandre and Beall. Each poster – carefully re-photographed – is accompanied by an extended caption that discusses the aesthetic, social, economic, or political context of the image.

Posters are by their very nature ephemeral: on a billboard or tacked to a news stand, they last only a few weeks but are now highly prized by collectors.

Introduced by Art Deco specialist Alastair Duncan, The Art Deco Poster is an essential book for all interested in graphic design, Art Deco, and life and culture in the Jazz Age.

William W. Crouse is the author of Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco Posters: The Art, The Artists and the Competition 1929-2009.
Alastair Duncan is the author of many books on the Art Deco period, including Art Deco Complete, American Art Deco, Art Deco and Art Deco Furniture, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Also of interest
Art Deco Complete by Alastair Duncan
Art Deco World of Art series
Posters: A Concise History World of Art series
War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication
Keep Britain Tidy and Other Posters from the Nanny State
The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers