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Old July 30th, 2012, 04:41 AM   #281
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Oh, Wow! Thanks for those: such classic examples of Art Deco. Love the way the architects & designers then made doorways and foyers 'special events'. Also, when they took motifs and details from a past style, they reworked them into something new and harmoniously particular to their own time.
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Old July 30th, 2012, 12:07 PM   #282
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The Atlantic Building, Philadelphia

Unassuming 1920s office building on the outside:


Art Deco party Inside!

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Old July 31st, 2012, 02:27 AM   #283
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Old July 31st, 2012, 09:48 PM   #284
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1. No. Read the text. That is quite a leap of reasoning from what I wrote to how you interpreted it.

2. Read some architectural history before forming opinion and put your ego aside when someone gives you some information that doesn't agree with what you think. Learn from it.

Galro, I am a history of art and architecture professional so maybe it's just possible that I have a fair idea of what I'm writing about & my intention is to give you better information as your assumptions are not correct. As useful as Wikipedia can be, it is not always the best source of information and I'm afraid my reading & learning is quite a lot more extensive and intensive than Wikipedia provides.
Your credentials aside... every architecture book that I have read (about 100 or so) mentions that the FIRST true Art Deco building in the USA is New York's Barclay-Vessey Building (1923-26)... which means that the 1922 Tribune Tower design would have to predate that building by 1 year. And yet every online source mentions the Barclay-Vessey as FIRST.

How do you reconcile your knowledge of Art Deco with all the online (non-Wiki) sources that say otherwise?

And most Art Deco Buildings were built after the 1925 Paris Exhibition known as the "Exposition des Art Decoratifs", which got the ball rolling for the use of Art Deco for more than just architecture.

And if you Google "Tribune Tower"... nowhere does it mention it as Art Deco... but only as "Neo-Gothic. How do you reconcile that as well?

Based on your rather loose definition of "Art Deco" as also incorporating older styles... that would mean that the 1913 Woolworth Building in NYC would be Art Deco as well... and everyone knows that's not the case...

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Old July 31st, 2012, 10:25 PM   #285
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Both the Tribune and Woolworth towers are Gothic Revival (something that deserves a thread here!).
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Old July 31st, 2012, 10:32 PM   #286
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I like Gothic Revival better than ordinary art-deco.
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Old July 31st, 2012, 11:42 PM   #287
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There is not nearly enough 70 Pine in this thread. I will fix that when I get home.
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Two shots of the General Electric Building, a classic merger of Art Deco and Gothic Revival themes:

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Old August 2nd, 2012, 05:50 AM   #289
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Two shots of the General Electric Building, a classic merger of Art Deco and Gothic Revival themes:

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Wow!! what an impressive buiding !!
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Old August 5th, 2012, 09:10 PM   #290
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very spiked....
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20 Exchange Place NYC: Art Deco meets Gothic Revival

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Old August 15th, 2012, 02:47 AM   #292
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 01:53 AM   #293
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Would this building be considered art deco??

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Old September 28th, 2012, 02:35 AM   #294
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Old September 28th, 2012, 03:06 AM   #295
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This is a wonderful thread.

Of courses, the Chrysler Building is the masterpiece of Art Deco at its peak.

But I also like Rockefeller Center very much - especially when it is seen and appreciated as a whole. All of it is Art Deco and was designed to be seen and enjoyed together:




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These are two of my favorite bas reliefs on 5th Avenue, from the photos of http://www.flickr.com/photos/vpickering/

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Old September 28th, 2012, 03:36 AM   #296
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Your credentials aside... every architecture book that I have read (about 100 or so) mentions that the FIRST true Art Deco building in the USA is New York's Barclay-Vessey Building (1923-26)... which means that the 1922 Tribune Tower design would have to predate that building by 1 year. And yet every online source mentions the Barclay-Vessey as FIRST.

How do you reconcile your knowledge of Art Deco with all the online (non-Wiki) sources that say otherwise?

And most Art Deco Buildings were built after the 1925 Paris Exhibition known as the "Exposition des Art Decoratifs", which got the ball rolling for the use of Art Deco for more than just architecture.

And if you Google "Tribune Tower"... nowhere does it mention it as Art Deco... but only as "Neo-Gothic. How do you reconcile that as well?

Based on your rather loose definition of "Art Deco" as also incorporating older styles... that would mean that the 1913 Woolworth Building in NYC would be Art Deco as well... and everyone knows that's not the case...
You are absolutely right. The Paris "Exposition des Art Decoratifs" of 1925 signalled the beginning of what we now call art-deco. It was a celebration of the "new" style inaugurated after the lst World War though it didn't really come on stream until the early 20s. The pre WW1 skyscraper buildings such as Woolworth, Flatiron and the lamented Singer of New York are not art deco as they pre date this style by some years.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 06:46 AM   #297
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I wanna live in a blue art deco building. Just not this particular one.




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Old October 18th, 2012, 12:08 PM   #298
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It looks like a hospital to me
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Old October 18th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #299
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That one is incredibly ugly.
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