Art Deco Collectibles

Fashionable Objets from the Jazz Age



ISBN: 9780500518311 Category:

Rodney Capstick-Dale, Diana Capstick-Dale


In the 1920s and ’30s Art Deco influenced everything from art and architecture, interiors and furnishings, automobiles and boats, to the small personal objects that are part of everyday life. The items in this thematically structured book demonstrate Deco style at its most alluring. They were then the height of fashion, and are highly prized collectibles today. They demonstrate an era of close cooperation between designers and manufacturers, who aimed to produce goods that were not only fit for purpose, but also well made and beautiful.

This informative showcase of portable classics of avant-garde modern design from Britain, Europe (particularly France) and the United States will appeal both to collectors and to anyone with an interest in Deco style and the history of fashion, taste and design. It is the first book to bring together the small collectibles – from cigarette cases and lighters to powder compacts and cosmetics accessories, watches, jewelry, even cameras – that demonstrate the style, glamour and sophistication of the Jazz Age.

Additional information

Weight 1680 g
Dimensions 24.8 x 26.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 April 2016
Number of pages 272
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.8 x 26.7 cm
Weight 1680 g


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Rodney Capstick-Dale has collected Art Deco extensively since the late 1960s and is well known in this field. He co-founded the original Albemarle Gallery, London, in 1987, where his interest in modern British art focused on early abstract painting of the 1920s and 1930s.

Diana Capstick-Dale trained as a graphic designer in Lausanne before completing an MA degree in stage design at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and working as a set and costume designer.