Use the search box below to track down literally 100's of books, CDs, DVDs and other media encompassing virtually every conceivable aspect of Art Deco - from architecture, ceramics and furniture, through to painting, sculpture and industrial design.

Of course with 100's of titles to choose from things can get a bit confusing, so we've also listed some of our personal recommendations below. Click on the images to find out more...

Search: Enter keywords... logo

American Art Deco - This comprehensive exploration of the impact of moderne design in the United States is recommended reading for anyone with a serious interest in the subject. It ranges widely and authoritatively across the fields of architecture, industrial design, jewellery, glassware, ceramics, textiles, painting, sculpture, furniture and metalwares.


Art Deco Style - Our second top choice for inclusion in any serious Art Deco library. Don't argue, just buy it!


A Spirit of Progress: Art Deco Architecture in Australia - The essential guide to the until-recently often scorned manifestations of the Art Deco aesthetic in Australia. Commercial, public, residential industrial and recreational buildings are all examined, and a wealth of colour photographs are featured throughout.


Art Deco Interiors : Decoration and Design Classics of the 1920s and 1930s - This exploration of Art Deco interior design tends to focus on the more extravagant styles of the 1920's at the expense of later, more streamlined aesthetic, nonetheless the wealth of period photographs ensure it remains a useful resource for anyone considering a Deco renovation.


Art Deco Chrome (Schiffer Book for Collectors) - For collectors of Art Deco metalwares this book is indispensable. Thoroughly researched, with comprehensive information concerning the leading manufacturers, including Chase, Revere and Manning-Bowman, and generously illustrated with photographs as well as a number of original patent, catalogue and advertisement reprints.


Art Deco Chrome, The Chase Era - The household products of the Chase Copper and Brass Company are today some of the most highly sought-after of all Art Deco collectables. This book played a pivotal role in the popularisation of Chase collecting, and it's wealth of historical information and reproductions of original catalogues remain an indispensable resource. 


Art Deco Chrome Book 2: A Collectors' Guide to Industrial Design in the Chase Era - This follow-up to Art Deco Chrome, the Chase Era features further original Chase catalogue reproductions, details of catalogue items that came to light subsequent to the publishing of the first book, information about many of the leading designers, and an extensive section about the Chase lighting products range.


Affordable Art Deco - Whilst the hysterically effusive prose and vile typography of this amateurish publication act as a salutory lesson regarding the pitfalls of vanity publishing, the inclusion of many quality colour photographs still make it a worthwhile inclusion in the library of any serious collector of smaller Deco pieces. 


Tamara de Lempicka: A Life of Deco and Decadence - The first objective biography of the Art Deco era's most glamorous and widely recognised painter, whose life in many ways personified the sense of excess and excitement which permeated much of the inter-war period.


Manhattan Skyscrapers - Probably the most up-to-date, lavishly-photographed exploration of Manhattan skyscraper architecture currently available. Whilst obviously not limited in scope to the inter-war period, classic Deco examples such as the Chrysler and Empire State buildings feature prominently.


AIA Guide to Chicago - With over 400 photographs, 25 maps, and highly informed background on hundreds of buildings, this exhaustive reference work is an essential accompaniment to any visit to the birthplace of the modern skyscraper. When Art Deco World visited Chicago, this book never left our side!