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Duncan, Alastair 1942-

Works: 111 works in 710 publications in 8 languages and 18,544 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings  Posters  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, zxx, Contributor, Editor
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Most widely held works about Alastair Duncan
Most widely held works by Alastair Duncan
American art deco by Alastair Duncan( Book )

41 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an exploration and assessment of the Art Deco style of the 1920s and 1930s as seen in American architecture, sculpture, furniture, textiles, ceramics, silver, graphic arts, and jewelry
Art nouveau by Alastair Duncan( Book )

36 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alastair Duncan, a recognized expert on the period, tells the story of the meteoric rise and fall of Art Nouveau, which began as a general reaction by young artists and designers to the stifling traditionalism and revivalism of the mid-nineteenth-century fine and decorative arts. The "new art" first made itself felt around 1895, in architecture, furniture, glass, ceramics and the other applied arts, and fell into eclipse after World War One, until its rediscovery in the 1960s. The author recounts the history of this important modern movement in detail, introducing the main personalities - Galle, Lalique, Tiffany and others - and relating their aims and accomplishments to the background from which the movement emerged."--Jacket
Art deco by Alastair Duncan( Book )

43 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the decorative arts
The Encyclopedia of art deco by Alastair Duncan( Book )

32 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On cover: An illustrated guide to a decorative style from 1920 to 1939. Presents artists and designers of the Arts Deco period and their works
Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany by Alastair Duncan( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art deco furniture : the French designers by Alastair Duncan( Book )

33 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Art Deco Furniture, Alastair Duncan introduces us to the work of eighty-five French architects, interior designers, and furniture makers. These pioneering designers replaced the heavy, stylized work of the past with furniture that was simpler in concept, geometric in form, and highlighted by dramatic lines and elegant curves. The color and monochrome photographs—almost all of them specially commissioned for this book—form a valuable portfolio of Art Deco furniture. This detailed study serves as both an essential reference book for collectors and a marvelous chronicle of one of the most exciting design movements in the history of the decorative arts"--Publisher's description
Tiffany windows : the indispensable book on Louis C. Tiffany's masterpieces by Alastair Duncan( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Windows were the major emphasis of Louis Comfort Tiffany's work. Yet today, most Tiffany windows have never been seen by the public. Alastair Duncan has tracked down virtually every window still extant and has documented examples that have disappeared or been destroyed. Along with providing photographs of over 200 windows, more than half in color, Duncan describes how the glass was made and the windows constructed; Tiffany's designers and the workings of the Window Department; his critics and international exhibitions; window themes; signatures; chronology; and a complete list of all Tiffany windows
Treasures of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, 1890-1920 by Tod M Volpe( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the ideals of William Morris and his circle, the Arts and Crafts Movement flourished vigorously when transplanted to American soil at the turn of the century. With Gustave Stickley as its moving spirit, the movement eventually included such notable designers, architects and firms as Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Adelaide Alsop Robineau, Greene and Greene, the Rookwood Pottery, Elbert Hubbard's Roycroft Shops and Louis Sullivan. Together they forged a new, forward-looking aesthetic that was much more than a particular style: not only was it a philosophy of life, promoting physical and moral well-being, but it also fostered the beginnings of twentieth-century design. Compiled by connoisseurs of Arts and Crafts, and with a text by Alastair Duncan, this book is both the most comprehensive and authoritative treatment of the movement available and a sumptuous photographic collection of Arts and Crafts masterpieces. Pictured here in more than 130 colour images are stained glass, furniture, silver and metalwork, ceramics, textiles, lighting and more, all specially photographed for this volume. The principles of Arts and Crafts are no less cogent today than they were a hundred years ago, and all those seeking to create a meaningful home environment will find here an eloquent exposition of ideas and an indispensable variety of forms."--Amazon
Art nouveau furniture by Alastair Duncan( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and French and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art nouveau and art deco lighting by Alastair Duncan( Book )

31 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Modernism : modernist design 1880-1940 : the Norwest collection, Norwest Corporation, Minneapolis by Alastair Duncan( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six major design styles during 1880 - 1940 form the basis of the Modernist Movement which embraces a diverse range of the decorative and applied and graphic arts. Starting with the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain and America we progress through European and American Art Noveau, the Weiner Werkstatte based on Vienna, the De Stijl movement centred in Holland, the Bauhaus emanating from Germany, and ending with the Art Deco movement throughout Europe and America. In a series of essays, Alastair Duncan, brings together these disparate but connected movements under the one umbrella of modernism. The book provides an overview of these movements and links them together. The essays are built around full colour photographs of unique objects from the Modernism Collection of the Norwest Corporation of Minneapolis. The emphasis is on three-dimensional works including metalwork, glassware, ceramics, and selected furniture as well as graphic design mainly in the form of posters
Louis Comfort Tiffany by Alastair Duncan( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New volume in the Abrams Library of American Art examines Tiffany's life and career, from his beginnings as a painter influenced by the Hudson River School to his spectacular and innovative designs for the homes of America's magnates and luminaries (including Mark Twain's house in Connecticut). Alastair Duncan, a leading authority on Tiffany, presents the artist in context. In an illuminating essay and in commentaries on the artworks, he explores the artist's background
Art deco complete : the definitive guide to the decorative arts of the 1920s and 1930s by Alastair Duncan( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art Deco Complete is the last word in Art Deco, the most glamorous decorative arts style, and the one that shaped popular ideas of modern luxury. It covers furniture and interior decoration, sculpture, paintings, graphics, posters and bookbinding, glass, ceramics, lighting, textiles, metal work, and jewelry. It includes the work of all of the important Art Deco designers, from high-style French furniture makers to the creators of the popular "Streamline Moderne" style. And it is, in the spirit of Art Deco, a lavish and attractive book, as well as being authoritative and thorough. This 544-page volume includes more than 1,000 color images of classic Art Deco objects and spaces. Author is the colorful and experienced Alastair Duncan, who was for many years the expert who ran the twentieth-century decorative arts department at Christie's in New York. Duncan is the author of many well-known books on Art Deco and Art Nouveau. This book will stand as his monument to Art Deco
Art Nouveau and Art Deco bookbinding : French masterpieces, 1880-1940 by Alastair Duncan( Book )

42 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 6 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Glass by Gallé by Alastair Duncan( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Majorelle : master of art nouveau design by Alastair Duncan( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaded glass : a handbook of techniques by Alastair Duncan( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paris salons, 1895-1914 by Alastair Duncan( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy furniture by Bruce M Newman( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated study of unusual and exotic furnishings produced in Europe, the United States, and the Far East during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
The art deco poster by William W Crouse( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Posters by their very nature are ephemeral: crookedly plastered on a roadside billboard, tacked to the back of a tabac, they lasted a few weeks until advertisers issued another imaginative argument for soap or an ocean voyage. While few contemporary observers understood the richness of their design or appreciated the ingenuity of their unsung creators, they are now highly prized. William Crouse, long-time poster aficionado, has selected over three hundred of the most sought-after examples of poster art created between the wars to include in this definitive volume. Organized thematically into subject categories (aviation, communication, fashion, etc.), The Art Deco Poster presents a jaunty cavalcade of international poster design, and includes highly rare and even unique examples by masters of the art form, including Nizzoli, Cassandre, and Beall. Each poster--digitally photographed under carefully controlled conditions--is accompanied by an expanded caption that addresses the aesthetic, sociological, economic, and/or political context of the image. Introduced by Art Deco specialist Alastair Duncan, The Art Deco Poster is an essential addition for all interested in graphic design, Art Deco, and life and culture between 1919 and 1939"--
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American art deco
Alternative Names
Alastair Duncan (1942-)

Duncan, A.

Duncan John Alastair

Duncan, John Alastair 1942-

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English (343)

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German (14)

Spanish (8)

Italian (6)

Japanese (3)

Dutch (3)

Chinese (2)

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