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Deco Dandy: Designing Masculinity in 1920s Paris

John Potvin


Richly illustrated with over 110 colour and black and white images, the book productively contests the supposedly exclusive feminine aspect of the stylemoderne (art deco). It explores how alternative, parallel and overlapping experiences and expressions of decorative modernism, nationalism, gender and sexuality in the heady years surrounding World War I converge in the protean figure of the deco dandy. As such, the book significantly departs from and corrects the assumptions and biases that have dominated scholarship on and popular perceptions of art deco. The book outlines how designed produc ... More

Keywords: design history, dandy, gender, masculinity, fashion, France, international expositions, art deco, modernism, queer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781526134790
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7765/9781526134806


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Potvin, author
Concordia University