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Designing Women: Cinema, Art Deco, and the Female Form

Designing Women Cinema Art Deco and the Female Form The image of woman is ubiquitous in Art Deco design in sculptures pottery glassware jewelry and lamps Lucy Fischer argues that Art Deco style became a kind of trademark for the modern woman of the

  • Title: Designing Women: Cinema, Art Deco, and the Female Form
  • Author: Lucy Fischer
  • ISBN: 9780231125000
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The image of woman is ubiquitous in Art Deco design in sculptures, pottery, glassware, jewelry and lamps Lucy Fischer argues that Art Deco style became a kind of trademark for the modern woman of the era Moreover, the Art Deco woman, as screen protagonist, was at her most radical in the mid to late 1920s, as embodied by actresses such as Greta Garbo or, notably, BrigiThe image of woman is ubiquitous in Art Deco design in sculptures, pottery, glassware, jewelry and lamps Lucy Fischer argues that Art Deco style became a kind of trademark for the modern woman of the era Moreover, the Art Deco woman, as screen protagonist, was at her most radical in the mid to late 1920s, as embodied by actresses such as Greta Garbo or, notably, Brigitte Helm, who played both the authentic and the replicant robot Maria in Fritz Lang s 1926 German silent film classic Metropolis, which Fischer calls a Deco extravaganza But throughout the 1930s, the female figure became progressively muted and tamed in both the musical and the exotic adventure epic, while in the fantasy film, it became associated with perversity Meanwhile, just as in the wider culture, a growing conservatism questioned the feminist advances of an earlier generation consumerism, revealing how its appeal to women was used to sell cosmetics, clothing, home furnishings, jewellery and objets d art She also investigates its implications for the star system The book examines a large body of film work, from a variety of genres, in terms of set and costume design as well as narrative structure, and extends its conception of the cinematic text beyond the screen to the realm of movie theatre design.

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    1. I’m in this book group where we read only narrative nonfiction, so we tend to read a lot of stuff by journalists. I’ve been getting all snobby inside, like, "I wish we could read some academic treatments of this stuff. These journalists are all very well, but they’re so emotional, and they focus on people’s stories. Puleeze. I want to read a book by a professor, damn it! More facts!!"And then I read "Designing Women" and was reminded gently, but at length, of the potential flaws with the [...]

    2. "What the hell? I read this whole book, and Delta Burke wasn't even mentioned once! A total RIP-OFF!"

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