Later today the last of the Art Deco exhibitions will come down from public display. The material for Art Deco Triumphant will be collected by curators from the RIBA Library Photographs Collection and returned to their climate-controlled stores. The end of the Art Deco season coincides with the publication of an accompanying book from its curators. ‘Puttin’ on the Glitz: The Golden Years of Art Deco Architecture in Britain’ explores Art Deco architecture at its peak during the inter-war years in Britain and uses many of the photographs and drawings from the RIBA’s collections not used in the displays. The book not only reveals Art Deco classics such as Odeon cinemas but also a host of lesser-known buildings such as Conchita Supervia’s flat in Lowndes Square, London, and a fish and chip shop in Sunderland.
The book is available now from blurb.com