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Old November 16th, 2006, 04:21 PM   #21
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the kavanagh building in Buenos Aires is a sample too

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Old November 17th, 2006, 01:26 AM   #22
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In support of David from Watford and Christchurch.

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Old November 20th, 2006, 09:06 PM   #23
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Thanks for all the great pictures, folks!!

Crownsteler, I think what happened is that Art Deco and Streamline Moderne were so close together in time and influenced each other so strongly that Streamline Moderne got tossed together with Art Deco.

I have a number of books on Art Deco, and they include a lot of buildings, furniture, etc., that look like they're Streamline Moderne, or at least strongly influenced by Moderne.

But John Tauranac refers to the Empire State as "Art Moderne (is that the same as Streamline Moderne, I wonder?) with Art Deco touches"...

So maybe it depends on whether or not you want to say Streamline Moderne is a separate style or not....

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Old November 22nd, 2006, 02:39 AM   #24
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Two nice pieces of Art-Decˇ in Mexico City...

National Lotery Building


Beauty Arts Palace


P.S. Do you remember those Batman movies... well Gotham City is totally Art-Decˇ.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 02:46 AM   #25
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Art Deco is a natural progression from Art Nouveau, and it's main influence was the discovery of King Tut's tomb - with all the Egyptian influences, from the garish colors to the pyamidal and ziggurat forms, which was all the rage at the time. At the same time, the various ancient civilizations of South America were also being discovered at that time, hence the added influence of Aztec and Mayan styles that were also used.

While Wikipedia is an OK source, it's not the expert in anything, because anyone can edit it and there are a lot of errors in their definitions. It is only as good or bad as the persons doing the contributing.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 08:54 AM   #26
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The insides of these buildings are amazing works of art.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 06:55 PM   #27
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Here some photos of the Art Deco interiors of the Place of Beauty Arts in Mexico City (won't put photos of the exterior, cuz' it is all Art Nouveau)







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Old March 22nd, 2011, 10:38 AM   #28
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it's a style of art, architecture, ect. from the 20s and 30s. it's mostly bold lines, and geometric shapes. sometimes using modern materials, and color schemes that grab your attention.



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Napier is a wonderful little city!
Yes it is! We traveled there in June and I have a lot of Art Deco photos in my album here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfwcre8...7624174722341/

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Old March 24th, 2011, 08:40 PM   #30
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Art Deco is a natural progression from Art Nouveau, and it's main influence was the discovery of King Tut's tomb - with all the Egyptian influences, from the garish colors to the pyamidal and ziggurat forms, which was all the rage at the time. At the same time, the various ancient civilizations of South America were also being discovered at that time, hence the added influence of Aztec and Mayan styles that were also used.

While Wikipedia is an OK source, it's not the expert in anything, because anyone can edit it and there are a lot of errors in their definitions. It is only as good or bad as the persons doing the contributing.
That's a good explanation. Art Nouveau focused a lot on patterns derived from sinuous forms in nature (and man's connection with nature). Spiderwebs, vines, feathers and a lot of circular shapes were popular choices. There also was an emphasis on asymmetry. Some of these features crossed over into the Arts & Crafts movement.

Here are some Art Nouveau patterns:





Art Deco evolved from Art Nouveau, but shifted patterns to very stylized, geometric shapes in symmetrical patterns (fountains, ziggurats, sunbursts, etc). It referenced new industry (man's conquest OVER nature), emphasized vertical orientation and incorporated new building materials (aluminum, concrete). It also referenced historical architectural styles of the past (Egyptian, Mayan, Native American).

Art Deco patterns:

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Of course, there was an overlap between the two styles and regional differences. Early Art Deco structures featured a lot of details (just as Art Nouveau did), but as time went on the detailed patterns were replaced with crisp lines, strong angles and smooth finishes of Streamline Moderne.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 01:47 AM   #31
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What an amazingly rich sense of style, design and quality that erupted between the two world wars. I like how it trickled down from the rich to every day design.



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Old March 29th, 2011, 05:39 AM   #32
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Aert deco skyscrapers r the best. Art nouveau is pretty damn nice design type
learned about Guimard in school, and those subway signs for the Metro
the world need more art nouveau
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Old March 30th, 2011, 02:13 AM   #33
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The ST PAul City hall has a GREAT lobby:
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Old April 1st, 2011, 11:57 PM   #34
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...anything you'd see in a noir film. That's what I think of.
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Old June 19th, 2011, 10:04 AM   #35
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Art Deco in a nutshell, is associated with floral motifs and geometrical patterns, sometimes imbued with sunbeams and cosmic imagery as well as human or animal figures. The wild fantasies and imaginings of the human mind of the first half of the 20th century.
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Old June 19th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #36
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Most of that buildings are more beautiful and have more detail inside than outside.
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Old October 11th, 2011, 09:48 PM   #37
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...London Daily Express building...
Is this building new?
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Old October 11th, 2011, 11:40 PM   #38
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the kavanagh building in Buenos Aires is a sample too

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Old October 14th, 2011, 10:37 AM   #39
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Art Deco was an ornamental style, and its lavishness is attributed to reaction to the forced austerity imposed by World War I.It was suitable for modern contexts, including the Golden Gate Bridge, interiors of cinema theaters (a prime example being the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California) and ocean liners such as the ╬le de France, Queen Mary, and Normandie. --fom wikipedia

sample of art deco
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Old October 14th, 2011, 12:44 PM   #40
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This is a Melbourne, Australia version of Art Deco...The Capitol Theatre in Swanston st.



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