Carolyn Shattuck – Jazz Modern


4.5 x 10.5 x 10.5
© 2014
edition of 9



Jazz Modern is a flexagon , book structure that expresses the Art Deco movement of the 1920’s and 30’s. Art Deco grew out of the austerity of post World War 1 and the Decorative Society founded in France in 1900. The movement drew inspiration from many fields including geometry, machinery, botany, nationalism and color. These ideas were translated into furniture,flatware, interior design, and architecture to create a powerful and beautiful aesthetic. This rotating flexagon also depicts women in fashionable attire. In a time of economic depression, Art Deco offered a symbol of hope and fantasy. The term Art Deco originated in the 1960’s from earlier names such as Jazz Style and Jazz Modern.

this book structure can be handled and rotated. the paper is protected with a varnish finish. It celebrates the beautiful designs of this era.

Carolyn Shattuck was born in Canada, and moved to the United States in 1971. She lived in Japan for three years where she was influenced by the history and beauty of the Japanese prints. After studying painting at Bard, she now focuses on combining drawing and print assemblage techniques in book form.

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Carolyn Shattuck – Jazz Modern

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