Virtually no style has left its mark on the image of an age as profoundly as Art Deco. From its origins in Paris, it asserted its influence throughout the world. Combining disparate elements to develop a unique language о forms, Art Deco embraced all fields of art and culture: painting, sculpture architecture, interiors, crafts, fashion, jewelry, and graphic design.This opulent volume traces the chronology of Art Deco style by looking at the politics and culture of Europe in the 1920s and early '30s, and the artistic movements that paralleled its popularity. Lavishly illustrated and brilliantly designed to reflect the style it celebrates, it shows the imaginative forms which Art Deco assumed and how its influence continues to be ubiquitous up to the present day.