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Duncan, Alastair 1942-

Overview
Works: 102 works in 652 publications in 7 languages and 18,623 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, zxx, Other, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: N6494.A7, 709.04012
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alastair Duncan
American art deco by Alastair Duncan( Book )

39 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,744 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 )

34 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,379 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
The Encyclopedia of art deco by Alastair Duncan( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 1,270 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
Art deco by Alastair Duncan( Book )

42 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the decorative arts
Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany by Alastair Duncan( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,079 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
Treasures of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, 1890-1920 by Tod M Volpe( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 1,025 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
Tiffany windows by Alastair Duncan( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a history which covers the process of making the windows, the various types of glass and coloration used and gives a list of the designers
Art nouveau furniture by Alastair Duncan( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and French and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 694 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 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Comfort Tiffany by Alastair Duncan( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And upbringing in the world of upper-class New York society, his decision to become a painter, his fascination with the sinuous natural forms of Art Nouveau, and his relationship with the other leading artists and designers of his era. Tiffany's ecclesiastical and secular windows are examined in depth and pictured in lush color, as are many of his most elaborate and beautiful lampshades, vases, and smaller objects. Important works in private collections, rarely or never
Glass by Gallé by Alastair Duncan( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in French and English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art deco complete : the definitive guide to the decorative arts of the 1920s and 1930s by Alastair Duncan( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 515 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
Louis Majorelle : master of art nouveau design by Alastair Duncan( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art Nouveau and Art Deco bookbinding : French masterpieces, 1880-1940 by Alastair Duncan( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy furniture by Bruce M Newman( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 326 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 Paris salons, 1895-1914 by Alastair Duncan( Book )

in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orrefors glass by Alastair Duncan( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American art deco
Alternative Names
Duncan, A.

Duncan John Alastair

Duncan, John Alastair 1942-

ダンカン, アラステァ

ダンカン, アラステア

ダンカン, アラステール

Languages
English (293)

French (46)

German (12)

Spanish (7)

Chinese (2)

Japanese (2)

Italian (2)

Covers
Art nouveauThe Encyclopedia of art decoArt decoMasterworks of Louis Comfort TiffanyArt deco furniture : the French designersTreasures of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, 1890-1920Modernism : modernist design 1880-1940 : the Norwest collection, Norwest Corporation, MinneapolisLouis Comfort Tiffany