Robert Heide

Robert Heide

Robert Heide's plays include West of the Moon and Hector off Broadway; The Bed, Moon at the Caffe Cino; Why Tuesday Never Has a Blue Monday at LaMama; Suburban Tremens at NY Theater Strategy; Tropical Fever in Key West and Crisis of Identity at Theater for the New City. His plays have been published in The Best of Off Off Broadway, edited by Michael Smith; American Hamburger in Greenwich Village: A Primo Guide to True Bohemia (St. Marks' Press); and most recently in Return to the Caffe Cino (Moving Finger Press). Robert Heide with co-author John Gilman have written articles for periodicals like The Village Voice, Oklahoma Today and many other publications. The Bed was filmed by Andy Warhol (his first split-screen), and he wrote Lupe for Warhol to direct with Edie Sedgwick. Heide and Gilman were also interviewed by Katie Couric for their book, Disneyana, on the Today show, viewed by 40 million people. 

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Covering everyday objects from chromium cocktail shakers to Bakelite radios, this colorful book traces the Art Deco marriage of art and industry.

Production-line objects from the 1920s and '30s are increasingly sought after as icons from a crucial era in American industrial design. The ornate style promoted by the 1925 Paris exposition dramatically affected design down to the most utilitarian level, ranging from dime store rouge pots to kitchen utensils, from advertising graphics to book and fabric design, from wallpaper to furniture.

This richly illustrated volume, with its comprehensive survey of the style that revolutionized mass marketing, will appeal not only to collectors, designers, and decorators but also to the general reader who seeks guidance to the increasingly important Art Deco marketplace.

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