Erte Art Deco Master of Graphic Art & Illustration
Author: Rosalind Ormiston
Publisher/Date: United Kingdom, Flame Tree Publishing; (c. 2014) First Edition.
Format/Condition: New large format hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine. 192 pages, index; 11 x 11.4 x 0.9 inches. Lavishly illustrated in color.
Description: Perhaps no individual is more associated with the twentieth-century art deco revival than Russian-born French artist and designer, Erté. Although his talent spanned many creative fields, Erté is perhaps best-known for his theater and fashion designs, which were often later translated into beautiful silkscreen prints. Few can fail to be charmed by Symphony in Black, one of his most famous designs depicting a slender figure walking her dog. Throughout his lifetime, Erté designed over 200 covers for Harper’s Bazaar and his works have been reproduced and copied countless times since, oozing a timeless air of class and sophistication. Combining fresh and thoughtful text and beautiful illustrations, including jewelry and sculpture inspired by his two-dimensional designs, this book is the definitive Erté companion.