ART DECO

ART DECO
ART DECO OR DECO, IS AN INFLUENTIAL VISUAL
ARTS DESIGN STYLE THAT FIRST APPEARED
IN FRANCE AFTER WORLD WAR I AND BEGAN
FLOURISHING INTERNATIONALLY IN THE 1920S, 1930S
AND 1940S.
THE STYLE IS OFTEN CHARACTERIZED BY RICH
COLOURS, BOLD GEOMETRIC SHAPES AND LAVISH
ORNAMENTATION.
DURING ITS HEYDAY, ART DECO REPRESENTED LUXURY,
GLAMOUR, EXUBERANCE AND FAITH IN SOCIAL AND
TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS.

IT WAS USED WIDELY IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS SUCH AS FU RNITURE. • DURING THE 1930S. . ART DECO WAS USED EXTENSIVELY FOR PUBLIC WOR KS PROJECTS. INTERIOR DESIGN. AND JEWELRY. RAILWAY STATIONS. AN D AMUSEMENT PARKS. COOKWARE. • WORLD WAR II CAUSED ART DECO TO DECLINE IN POPULARITY: IT WAS P ERCEIVED BY SOME AS GAUDY AND INAPPROPRIATELY LUXURIOUS DURIN G THE 1960S. ARCHITECTURE. INFLUENCE • ART DECO WAS A GLOBALLY POPULAR STYLE AND AFFECTED MANY AREAS OF DESIGN. PORCELAIN.

. STEEL AND A LUMINUM WERE OFTEN USED ALONG WITH GLA SS BLOCKS AND DECORATIVE OPAQUE PLATE GL ASS. SPIRES. CHARACTERISTICS MATERIALS • ART DECO MATERIALS INCLUDED STUCCO. OR TOWER-LIKE CONSTRU CTS TO ACCENTUATE A CORNER OR ENTRANCE. CONC RETE. AND SMOOTH-FACED STONE. D ECORATIVE CURIOSITIES SUCH AS CHIMNEYS WE RE ADDED TO FURTHER ENHANCE THE DESIGN. ROOF • ART DECO DESIGNERS ADORNED FLAT ROOFS WI TH PARAPETS.

THEY W ERE OFTEN ARRANGED IN CONTINUOUS HORIZ ONTAL BANDS OF GLASS. EITHER SQUARE OR ROUND. . ENTRANCE • DOORWAYS ARE SOMETIMES SURROUNDED WI TH ELABORATE PILASTERS AND PEDIMENTS. WALL OPENINGS ARE SOMETIMES FILLED WITH DECORATIVE GLASS O R WITH GLASS BLOCKS.WINDOWS • WINDOWS USUALLY APPEAR AS PUNCTURED O PENINGS. AN D DOOR SURROUNDS ARE OFTEN EMBELLISHE D WITH EITHER REEDING OR FLUTING.

SURVIVING EXAMPLES • UNITED STATE • CANADA • EUROPE • LATIN AMERICA • ASIA • AFRICA • OCEANIA .

Following the September 11 attacks in 2001. New York City. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York. with $120 million spent . the Empire State. The Empire State Building is generally thought of as an American cultural icon. It stood as the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years (from early 1932 until 1970). (terrorist attack) the Empire State Building was again the tallest building in New York. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. ART DECO ARCHITECTURE IN UNITED STATE The Empire State Building is a 103-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan. until 2012. Empire State In 2010. It is designed in the distinctive Art Deco style and has been named as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. the Empire State Building underwent a Building $550 million renovation.

is the largest privately owned block of flats under one roof in Europe. south London. it was opened in 1937 and. It was a popular place to live for many music hall stars in the 1930s and '40s and boasted a social club. before the area converted into flats. A distinctive local landmark. with 676 apartments. Balham. Past residents have included the comedian Tommy Trinder and writer Du Cane Court Arthur Smith.ART DECO ARCHITECTURE IN UNITED KINGD OM Du Cane Court is an Art Deco apartment block on Balham High Road. on the top floor. .

and is admired by architects such as Norman Foster and Mancunians alike. It is clad in a combination of opaque and vitrolite glass. It is considered the best of the three of the Express Buildings. Sir Owen Williams. located on Great Ancoats Street. specifically streamline modern with its horizontal lines and curved corners. the other two similar buildings are located in London and Glasgow. The building is futurist art deco. Manchester.ART DECO ARCHITECTURE IN GERMANY The Daily Express Building. is a Grade II listed building which was designed by engineer. It was built in 1939. Express The building was Grade II listed in 1974 . It was considered highly radical at the time and incorporated a growing technology. curtain walling.just thirty-five years after its initial construction and .

Ontario.000. The Pigott Building was originally an office building and was Hamilton's first skyscraper. Built for $1. Pigott building . Canada. This Art Deco style building was designed by Hamilton architects Bernard and Fred Prack. ART DECO ARCHITECTURE IN CANADA The Pigott Building is an 18-storey condominium building located at 36 James Street South in downtown Hamilton.000.

OYSTER AND SHADES OF GREEN.ART DECO INTERIOR DESIG N COLOR: THE MOST POPULAR  COLORS WERE GLOSSY BLAC K. YOU COULD ALSO USE CREAM. CHROME. CLASSIC AND DEFINITELY TASTEFULLY PUT TOGETHER. THE LIVING ROOM BELOW IS A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF DE CO INTERIORS. BEI GE. YELLOW AND RED. TONES AND SLICK STYLE REP RESENT THIS ERA BEAUTIFUL LY. SILVER. . OFF WHITES. THE COLORS.

which make great artwork when framed and hung on smoothly. Using a wall covering with a bold pattern looks great on just one wall rather than all walls within the room. painted walls. . There are some fantastic deco images available in poster form.Walls: Art deco is all about symmetry and balance which could capture using wallpaper like those in the wonderful shown in the examples below.

ART DECO ARTIST • TAMARA DE LEMPICKA • PABLO PICASSO • PIERRE BRISSAUD • JOSEPH CSAKY • JOHN AUSTEN • ROLAND ANSIEAU • ALEKSANDRA EKSTER .

TAMARA DE LEMPICKA The Musician Young Lady In (1929) Green(1927) .

PABLO PICASSO .

ART DECO PORCELAIN .

Art Deco Cookwar e .

Art Deco Earrings Rin Jewelry gs Bracelet Hair clips .

Characteristic of Art Deco Jewelry The Art Deco period is one of the most popular design periods in jewelry’s history. The style reflected the gaudy and playful attitudes of the era and gave birth to forms and motifs that continue to live on today. including . Art Deco jewelry design is defined by geometric forms and bold colors. While the Art Deco period covers the early 1920s until 1960s. sapphires(blue) and emeralds(green). Diamonds were extremely popular in the period and were often accompanied by the bright colors of rubies(red). Some of the great jewelry houses.

Art Deco Furniture .

CREATING THE ATTRACTIVE CONTRAST THAT WAS CH ARACTERISTIC OF ART DECO DESIGN. . AND OFTEN COMPOSED OF LACQUERED WOOD. THESE CURVE S ARE OFTEN JUXTAPOSED AGAINST ANGULAR LINES. HUMANLIKE FORMS. CABINETS • ART DECO CABINETS ARE GENERALLY VERY LARGE. RI GID. CHARACTERISTIC OF ART DECO FURNITURE CHAIRS • ART DECO CHAIRS TYPICALLY FEATURE CURVED LINE S AND ORGANIC. MANY CRAFTSMEN LEFT THE WOOD NATURAL TO SH OW THE DISTINCTIVE GRAINS OF EXOTIC TIMBERS.

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