Over 200 black-and-white photographs and incisive commentary on one of the most popular decorative styles of the 20th century, including remarks by Lewis Mumford, Frank Lloyd Wright, Norman Bel Geddes, and Edward Steichen.
An Illustrated Survey
Author: R. L. Leonard,C. A. Glassgold
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Explores the tradition of the streamlined design and reveals how it was manifested in the great buildings, furniture, and merchandise of the 1930s
Author: Alastair Duncan
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Examines the influence of the art deco style on American painting, sculpture, architecture, furniture, graphic art, and industrial design during the 1920s and 1930s
Author: Eva Weber
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
A stunning, illustrated survey of Art Deco architecture throughout America celebrates sevety-five innovative guilding that reveal not only the finest principles of Deco design but also a regional individualism that typifies the best in Art Deco style.
Architecture and Regionalism
Author: Carla Breeze
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Where is American art in the new millennium? At the heart of all cultural developments is diversity. Access through recent technology engenders interaction with artists from around the world. The visual arts in the United States are bold and pulsating with new ideas.
Author: Joan M. Marter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Stunning visions of alternative futures for the chic art deco 1920s, streamoine moderne and totalitarian 1930s, and the noir 1940x.
Retro Futures of the All-American Art Deco Years
Author: Katriona Feinstein
Publisher: Graffito Books
Beginning with the dreams of Hollywood and ending in its lobbies and boulevards, A Journey through American Art Deco passes through a series of itineraries that include the most interesting examples of Art Deco, from Chicago to New York, from Denver to Phoenix, from Seattle to Los Angeles and Miami Beach. The most notable highlights of the journey are New York and Los Angeles, with their long list of Art Deco monuments. At the great Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925, American designers encountered the new style, then called moderne. Once in the U.S., European Deco turned into American Deco, utilizing clean, geometric lines and industrial materials such as steel, plastic, and glass, to adorn the interiors of hotels, stores, movie theaters, and transatlantic liners, and to give a characteristic stamp to building exteriors. This new style came to symbolize the country with its combination of art and industry.
Architecture, Design, and Cinema in the Twenties and Thirties
Author: Giovanna Franci,Rosella Mangaroni,Ester Zago
The bold lines and decorative details of Art Deco have stood the test of time since one of its first appearances in the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris in 1925. Reflecting the confidence of modern mentality—streamlined, chrome, and glossy black—along with simple elegance, sharp lines, and cosmopolitan aspirations, Art Deco carried surprises, juxtaposing designs growing out of speed (racecars and airplanes) with ancient Egyptian and Mexican details, visual references to Russian ballet, and allusions to Asian art. While most often associated with such masterworks as New York’s Chrysler Building, Art Deco is evident in the architecture of many U.S. cities, including Washington and Baltimore. By updating the findings of two regional studies from the 1980s with new research, Richard Striner and Melissa Blair explore the most significant Art Deco buildings still standing and mourn those that have been lost. This comparative study illuminates contrasts between the white-collar New Deal capital and the blue-collar industrial port city, while noting such striking commonalities as the regional patterns of Baltimore’s John Jacob Zinc, who designed Art Deco cinemas in both cities. Uneven preservation efforts have allowed significant losses, but surviving examples of Art Deco architecture include the Bank of America building in Baltimore (now better known as 10 Light Street) and the Uptown Theater on Connecticut Avenue NW in Washington. Although possibly less glamorous or flamboyant than exemplars in New York or Miami, the authors find these structures—along with apartment houses and government buildings—typical of the Deco architecture found throughout the United States and well worth preserving. Demonstrating how an international design movement found its way into ordinary places, this study will appeal to architectural historians, as well as regional residents interested in developing a greater appreciation of Art Deco architecture in the mid-Atlantic region.
A Design History of Neighboring Cities
Author: Richard Striner,Melissa Blair
Publisher: JHU Press
This book is a guide to dollhouse furniture made in the Art Deco and Moderne styles by four American toy companies. Unpopular at the time, but rare and desirable today, this furniture runs the gamut from fantasy pieces to copies of 1930s tubular chrome furniture. Making this furniture during the Great Depression was a bold move by these manufacturers. Would American children want such ultra modern, unorthodox furniture? The answer then was "no' - but we know you will!
Author: Patty Cooper George
Presents more than two hundred alphabetic entries that cover the history of American material culture, including such topics as adolescence, mourning, graphic design, Art Deco, and gay consumerism.
Understanding Everyday Life
Author: Helen Sheumaker,Shirley Teresa Wajda
Category: Social Science
a brief style guide
Author: Robert Bartlett Harmon
A state-by-state guide to Art Deco architecture includes single-family houses, movie theaters, office buildings, gas stations, and hotels
Author: David Gebhard,National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
The Art Deco movement influenced many different industries in the 1930s, and the British motor industry was no exception. Featuring a comprehensive examination of Art Deco styling elements, and a beautifully illustrated portrayal of British streamlined production cars, this is a unique account of a radical era in automotive design.
The Airline Cars of the 1930s
Author: Barrie Down
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Completely updated, the new edition of this acclaimed guide brings us 33 tours of public art, covering the length of the island, from the Cloisters and Harlem in northern Manhattan, to Central Park and the museum mile, to Rockefeller Center and Chelsea, and all the way down to the southern tip at Battery Park City. This indispensable guide also covers the outer boroughs, from Snug Harbor, Staten Island to the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Noguchi Museum in Queens, from Wave Hill in the Bronx all the way to the botanical gardens in Brooklyn. The perfect guidebook for residents and tourists alike, Harrison and Rosenfeld uncover nooks and crannies off the beaten track alongside favored treasures, reminding us all why New York City is the art capital of the world. Artwalks in New York contains: Completely revised and updated entries, including seven new walks, reflecting the ever-changing city Includes over 25 walking tour maps, directions, and suggested visitation hours Listings of museums, art and auction galleries, art-filled public spaces, hotel lobbies, gardens, restaurants, subway stations, public sculpture and murals, and more Hundreds of interesting facts, anecdotes, and tidbits about New York City art from two expert guides
Delightful Discoveries of Public Art and Gardens in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island
Author: Marina Harrison,Lucy D. Rosenfeld
Publisher: NYU Press
A great gift book for lovers of unsung urban decorative art and unique architectural details. Mailboxes and their chutes were once as essential to the operation of any major hotel, office, civic, or residential building as the front door. In time they developed a decorative role, in a range of styles and materials, and as American art deco architecture flourished in the 1920s and 1930s they became focal points in landmark buildings and public spaces: the GE Building, Grand Central Terminal, the Woolworth Building, 29 Broadway, the St. Regis Hotel, York & Sawyer’s Salmon Tower, the Waldorf Astoria, and many more. While many mailboxes have been removed, forgotten, disused, or painted over (and occasionally repurposed), others are still in use, are polished daily, and hold a place of pride in lobbies throughout the country. A full-color photographic survey of beautiful early mailboxes, highlighting those of the grand art deco period, together with a brief history of the innovative mailbox-and-chute system patented in 1883 by James Cutler of Rochester, New York, Art Deco Mailboxes features dozens of the best examples of this beloved, dynamic design’s realization in the mailboxes of New York City as well as Chicago, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and beyond.
Author: Karen Greene,Lynne Lavelle
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
from Arts and Crafts to Art deco
Author: Marianne Carlano,Nicola J. Shilliam
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Category: Crafts & Hobbies