Art Deco style

Art Deco style

(1925–1940)
Stimulated by an exhibition in Paris, this style drew its inspiration from Art Nouveau, Native American art, Cubism, the Bauhaus, and Russian ballet. The stylistic elements were eclectic, including the use of austere forms. It was characterized by linear, hard edge, or angular composition with stylized decoration. It was the style of cinemas, ocean liners, and hotel interiors. It was called “modernistic,” and reconciled mass production with sophisticated design. Facades were arranged in a series of setbacks emphasizing the geometric form. Strips of windows with decorative spandrels add to the composition. Hard-edged, low-relief ornamentation was common around door and window openings and along roof edges or parapets. Ornamental detailing was either executed in the same material as the building, in contrasting metals, or in glazed bricks or mosaic tiles. The style was also used for skyscraper designs such as the Chrysler building (illus.) in New York City.
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Many of the early mailboxes that evolved in public spaces and at landmark building have been removed, but this book documents ones still in use and pairs a full-color photo survey of these mailboxes with insights on the Art Deco style and a history of painted mailboxes.
Influenced by Art Deco style, the design also seeks a "timeless quality" attractive in bars from the 1920s to today.
Created by sculptor John Bergdahl in the art deco style prevalent at the time, the coin depicts the gure of time, the coin depicts the gure of Britannia watching over the rst troops leaving for France then the war started in 1914.
Created by sculptor John Bergdahl in the art deco style prevalent at the time, the coin depicts the gure of Britannia watching over the rst troops leaving for France when the war started in 1914.
Owners Stuart and Darren Insall, who also own the successful boutique hotel and cocktail bar The Kenilworth, have worked closely with one of the UK's most up-and-coming designers, Tony Matters from Heterarchy, to create a modern take on the Art Deco style whilst still paying homage to the building's Victorian roots.
The building, dating back to 1847, has been restored with a modern take on the Art Deco style, with dark walls, panelled and mirrored bars and golden banquette seating.
Built in 1930, 32 Pearl Street was designed in Art Deco style as offices with a "sun parlor" on the roof.
The art deco style theatre, built in 1938, is in the process of a major revamp and is already receiving European cash towards it.
While just about any company building today would likely construct a warehouse and utilitarian bottling plant in a style about as interesting as a garden shed, the architectural scene in the 1920s was a different world, and the Art Deco style was one of that world's stars.
This square-cut features concentric squares, and epitomizes the Art Deco style, which is when it reached its height of popularity.
The cabinet is a gorgeous art deco style mirrored chest with a drawer and two doors with a concealed interior shelf for ample storage space.
The art deco style hospital was built in 1938 in the grounds of a classic Victorian villa called the Lindens, built around 1870.