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Art Deco Britain By Elain Harwood

Art Deco Britain
by Elain Harwood

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The definitive guide to Art Deco buildings in Britain, written by leading architectural historian Elain Harwood.

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Art Deco Britain: Buildings of the interwar years by Elain Harwood

The definitive guide to Art Deco buildings in Britain.

The perennially popular style of Art Deco influenced architecture and design all over the world in the 1920s and 1930s - from elegant Parisian theatres to glamorous Manhattan skyscrapers. The style was also adopted by British architects, but, until now, there has been little that really explains the what, where and how of Art Deco buildings in Britain. In Art Deco Britain, leading architecture historian and writer Elain Harwood, brings her trademark clarity and enthusiasm to the subject as she explores Britain's Art Deco buildings.

Art Deco Britain, published in association with the Twentieth Century Society, is the definitive guide to the architectural style in Britain. The book begins with an overview of the international Art Deco style, and how this influenced building design in Britain. The buildings covered include Houses and Flats; Churches and Public Buildings; Offices; Hotels and Public Houses; Cinemas, Theatres and Concert Halls; and many more.

The book covers some of the best-loved and some lesser-known buildings around the UK, such as the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, Eltham Palace, Broadcasting House and the Carreras Cigarette Factory in London. Beautifully produced and richly illustrated with architectural photography, this is the definitive guide to a much-loved architecture style.

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Art Deco Britain Reviews

'Harwood's contribution to this genre is a valuable and pleasurable one' * Cercles *
'A flickable full-colour guide that's easy and accessible to read' * Reclaim *
'This enjoyable survey illustrates quite how theatrical [the Art Deco] moment was' * FT Weekend, 'Essential Reads of 2019' *
'An authoritative guide to a much-loved architectural style.' * Grand Designs *

About Elain Harwood

Elain Harwood is the historian at Historic England responsible for its post-war research and listing programme. Her publications on the subject include England's Post-war Listed Buildings and Space, Hope and Brutalism: English Architecture 1945-1975 and many articles for Twentieth-Century Architecture, the journal of the Twentieth Century Society. She is also the co-editor of 100 Buildings 100 Years, 100 Houses 100 Years and 100 Churches 100 Years.

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Art Deco Britain: Buildings of the interwar years by Elain Harwood
Elain Harwood
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