Deco Radio: The Most Beautiful Radios Ever Made

Peter Sheridan

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With 380 brilliant photos and engaging text, this book presents some 300 of the rarest and most beautiful radios ever made for home or workplace. The advent of the small, mantle or tabletop radio in 1930 gave a huge impetus to the spread of radio, not only allowing multiple sets in the home, but changing the listener from the family to the individual. This book highlights a small subset of tube (valve) radios that incorporated new styling, materials, and approaches to consumer marketing in the 1930s and 1940s. Until now they have been underrated by many radio enthusiasts, and largely unrecognized in the world of Art Deco and Industrial Design. The radios of 35 industrial designers, including the luminaries of streamlining in the USA and UK (Loewy, Bel Geddes, Teague, Van Doren, Vassos, Coates, and Chermayeff) are identified and examples from 15 countries are stunningly displayed.

Size: 12" x 9" | 343 color & 37 b/w photos | 352 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346057

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Peter Sheridan AM BDS MDS FICD Peter Sheridan is a respected historian, lecturer, author, and collector. He has written a number of monographs on Art Deco and lectured at Art Deco World Congresses in 2007 and 2013. His radio collection is one of the most comprehensive in the world and his highly acclaimed book ‘Radio Days –Australian Bakelite Radios’ (2008) is the standard reference for Australian radio collectors. Peter is a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers and his photographs are used by media, museums, and specialist publications. Peter is the leading authority on clinical photography in Australia presenting post-graduate courses each year for the Australian Dental Association and Sydney University. In 2001 he was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) by the Australian Government for his work with people with Multiple Sclerosis and in 2010 elected a Fellow of the International College of Dentists for his contributions to Dentistry.