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Wood, Ghislaine

Works: 39 works in 201 publications in 4 languages and 4,478 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other, Contributor
Classifications: N6494.A7, 709.04012
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ghislaine Wood
Art deco 1910-1939 by Victoria and Albert Museum( Book )

25 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the Art Deco period that covers the 1925 Paris exhibition that was its launching pad; the style's sources, iconography, and spread around the world; and its expression in such areas as architecture, fashion, ceramics, typography, and consumer products; and includes 450 illustrations
Surreal things : Surrealism and design by Victoria and Albert Museum( Book )

36 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrealism, one of the influential movements of the 20th century, had a profound impact on all forms of culture. Containing over 350 illustrations, this book examines its impact in the wider fields of design and the decorative arts and its sometimes uneasy relationship with the commercial world
Essential art deco by Ghislaine Wood( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and French and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art Deco, the most glamorous style of the twentieth century, swept across the globe in the 1920s and 1930s, altering the skylines of cities from Shanghai to Rio, and adding an exotic vibrant edge to everything from cinema and fashion to ocean liners and automobiles." "This illustrated book explores the extraordinary visual language of the style. Borrowing from the exotic cultures of Ancient Egypt, Meso-America, the oriental East and Africa and from the man-made world of skyscrapers and machines, Art Deco developed a highly distinctive iconography. It embraced the natural world of plants and animals, sunbursts and fountains, together with the geometric forms of avant-garde painting and design, and eventually found expression in the symbolic idiom of streamlining. Deeply eclectic and highly decorative, Art Deco celebrated fantasy, fun and glamour - themes which still strike a popular chord and account for Art Deco's huge appeal throughout the world today."--Jacket
British design from 1948 : innovation in the modern age by Christopher Breward( Book )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Celebrating the best design in Britain, this landmark book highlights the range of British creativity since the London Olympics of 1948 Drawing in more than 350 of the finest examples of British art, architecture, photography, fashion, textiles, furniture, graphic design, video games and product design, British Design from 1948 is a comprehensive survey of more than 60 years of British ingenuity."--Jacket
Art nouveau and the erotic by Ghislaine Wood( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and French and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The swirling sensuous forms of the Art Nouveau style are synonymous with the erotic. This provocative book, bursting with groundbreaking sensual images, shows how artists and designers from Aubrey Beardsley to Gustav Klimt explored and exploited the idea of the erotic in their creative endeavors. Ghislaine Wood uses a wide range of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, photographs, and more-many from the superb collections of London's Victoria & Albert Museum-to illustrate the risqu, often shockingly explicit content of many works from a time of sexual license and decadent extravagance. Visually arresting and well-priced, this complement to the main exhibition catalogue is not only for lovers of Art Nouveau but also for the vast audience for books on erotic art
The surreal body : fetish and fashion by Ghislaine Wood( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The representation of the body, and particularly the female body, provides a recurring theme through the displays, exhibitions and commercial activities of the Surrealists. In fashion and fashion photography, the human form was manipulated, fetishized and irrevocably changed. Ghislaine Wood surveys the manifold ways in which Surrealism influenced fashion, from the unsettling 'Street of Mannequins' at the 1938 Exposition Internationale du Surrealisme to Elsa Schiaparelli's extraordinary 'Skeleton' dress, and Salvador Dali's opulent anthropomorphic jewellery."--Jacket
British design : tradition and modernity after 1948 by Christopher Breward( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"British Design brings together a collection of essays from international scholars, designers and journalists, offering new perspectives on the significance of British design in the last sixty years. The book reacts and responds to the changes that have taken place in the recent history of British Design, with case studies looking at, among others, domestic interiors, retail spaces, schools, universities and objects of transport. Chapters include investigations into a variety of significant historical and social moments from the rise and fall of the English Country House style and the Brutalist architectural boom of the 1960s to the modern shopping space and key contemporary designers such as Thomas Heatherwick. British Design provides the contemporary study of the developments within British design and provides new criticism and analysis on how design, from post-war Britain to today, has developed and changed how we live and interact with the spaces in which we live"--
Ocean liners : glamour, speed and style( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ocean Liners became floating cities for those lucky enough to travel in an era before commercial flight was widely affordable. This book explores the technical, aesthetic, cultural and political factors that came together to define such an iconic mode of travel, from grand Victorian barges to luxurious Art Deco floating palaces and sleek Modernist post-war liners. 0 0The shift in passenger from those driven to immigrate, often by necessity, to the wealthy leisure traveller led to rapid transformations in promotion, architecture, interior design and even the engineering of the ships themselves, as companies and countries completed to provide the most luxurious, safest and fastest liners possible. 00Dan Finamore is Russell W. Knight Curator of Maritime Art and History, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. Ghislaine Wood is Deputy Director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. 00Exhibition: The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, USA (20.05-15.10.2017)
Art Deco 1910-1939( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication will accompany an exhibition of the same name held at the National Gallery of Victoria from 28 June - 5 October 2008. The publication is intended to introduce the movement of Art Deco to our audiences commencing with the influences of previous periods titled Ancient to Exotic, then through to Moderne, Avant Garde, National Traditions, Travel & Transportation and then the development in other countries, namely America, Japan, China, New Zealand and Australia."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Art deco 1910-1939( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art Deco - the style redolent of the flapper girl, the luxury ocean liner, Hollywood film and the skyscraper - came to epitomize the glamour, luxury and hedonism of the Jazz Age. It burst on to the world stage at the 1925 Exposition internationale des art decoratifs et industriels modernes, in Paris and quickly swept across the globe. Its influence was felt everywhere, from the skylines of New York and Shanghai to the design of fashionable eveningwear and plastic radios. Above all, it became the signature style of the pleasure palaces of the age - hotels, cocktail bars, nightclubs and cinemas. This authoritative publication brings together leading experts to explore the sources, varied forms of expression, distinct visual language and global reach of Art Deco"--Publisher's description
Art nouveau : an architectural indulgence by A Papadakēs( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'art déco dans le monde : 1910-1939 by Charlotte Benton( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ocean Liners : speed and style by Victoria and Albert Museum (Londra)( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The great age of ocean travel has long since passed, but ocean liners remain one of the most powerful and admired symbols of modernity. No form of transport was as romantic, remarkable, or contested, and ocean liner design became a matter of national prestige as well as an arena in which the larger dynamic s of global competition were played out.0This beautifully illustrated book considers over a century of liner design: from the striking graphics created to promote liners to the triumphs of engineering, and from luxurious interiors to on board fashion and activities. 'Ocean Liners' explores the design of Victorian and Art Deco 'floating palaces', sleek post-war liners as well as these ships' impact on avant-garde artists and architects such as Le Corbusier." -- publisher's description
Art nouveau et érotisme by Ghislaine Wood( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette étude montre comment les artistes et les décorateurs ont donné une expression visuelle à l'érotisme, créant ainsi les oeuvres les plus marquantes et les plus représentatives de ce style révolutionnaire
Art deco 1910-1939( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosas del surrealismo : surrealismo y diseño by Victoria and Albert Museum( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art Deco by the sea by Ghislaine Wood( Book )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art Deco by the Sea' is a major new book and exhibition examining British coastal culture between the First and Second World Wars. Beautifully illustrated, the book will trace how the British seaside changed during a new age of mass tourism. It will examine how coastal resorts developed and how the networks of transport that serviced them - by road, rail and sea - were modernised. The book will celebrate iconic examples of Art Deco architecture, from hotels and apartment blocks to piers, cinemas and sea fronts and will show how Art Deco became the key style for pleasure and entertainment. It will also feature seaside companies including Poole Pottery, E.K. Cole Ltd and Crysede known for their striking modern designs. The book will also explore how the seaside changed during the 1920s and 30s with the advent of the healthy body culture, when sunbathing, swimming and a host of other outdoor activities became fashionable. The development of amenities such as lidos and golf courses changed the look of seaside resorts while holiday camps such as Butlin's provided new types of holiday experience. The book will feature Deco fashions and the more ephemeral and popular culture of the seaside from theatre performances, circuses, fairgrounds, casinos and fun fairs.00Exhibition: Sainsbury Centre, Norwich, UK (09.02-14.06.2020)
L'art déco : exposition au V & A de Londres by Ghislaine Wood( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern taste : Art deco in Paris, 1910-1935 by Tim Benton( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern taste: Art Deco in Paris, 1910-1935 offers readers an opportunity to appreciate, examine, assess and enjoy an artistic movement that defies easy definition but which has been described as "the last of the total styles": Art Deco. The book aims to question the almost total absence of Art Deco from the history of modern art and from curatorial practice, and to vindicate -- as some exemplary cases did in the wake of the Deco revival from the 1970s onwards -- not only the evident beauty of Art Deco but also the fascination exerted by this singularly modern phenomenon with all its cultural and artistic complexity. What we know as Art Deco was an alternative style to the avant-garde. It stood for a modernity that was pragmatic and ornamental rather than utopian and functional, and it became the great shaper of modern desire and taste, leaving its characteristic stamp on Western society and capitalism in the early decades of the 20th century. Comprehensive and beautifully designed, 'Modern taste' includes nearly 400 works in a wide array of media: painting, sculpture, furniture, fashion design, jewelry, film, architecture, glassware and ceramics are all represented, alongside the photography, drawings and advertisements that helped create "the modern taste." Exhibition: Fundacíon Juan March, Madrid, Spain (26.03-28.06.2015)
Art deco 1911939( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Art deco 1910-1939 Art deco 1911939
Surreal things : Surrealism and designEssential art decoArt nouveau and the eroticThe surreal body : fetish and fashionArt Deco 1910-1939Art nouveau : an architectural indulgenceArt deco 1910-1939Art deco 1911939
Alternative Names
Ghislaine Wood Britische Kunsthistorikerin

Ghislaine Wood British art historian

Ghislaine Wood historiadora da arte británica

Ghislaine Wood historiadora del arte británica

English (148)

French (14)

Spanish (10)

Dutch (4)