Théodore Deck: The Peter Marino CollectionEtienne Tornier

A comprehensive exploration of the life and works of French ceramicist Théodore Deck

Théodore Deck was a central figure in the revival of ceramic art in France and one of the most esteemed ceramic artists in the late nineteenth century. He completely transformed the art of faience, and was internationally renowned for reinventing techniques and styles from past centuries and Asian cultures. In this sumptuous book, architect and collector Peter Marino shares his collection of more than 250 Deck masterpieces for the first time, each beautifully reproduced in a luxurious oversized format.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 356 × 356 mm (14 × 14 in)
  • Pages: 304 pp
  • Illustrations: 260 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714879925

Etienne Tornier is curator of the nineteenth- to twenty-first-century collection at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs et du Design in Bordeaux and teaches at Parsons Paris on the MA in History of Design and Curatorial Studies.

Peter Marino is the principal of Peter Marino Architect PLLC, the New York-based architecture firm he founded in 1978. His work includes awardwinning residential, retail, cultural, and hospitality projects worldwide.

"...As to be expected, the book is not just a mere tome: it's a lust-worthy object personally overseen by Marino that is a testament to enduring craft."—Elle Decor

"...A standout...centers on Marino's stunning collection of Théodore Deck ceramic works."—AD Pro