The 1920s was a creatively explosive period in the realm of design
Art Deco Chicago: Designing Modern America, distributed for the Chicago Art Deco Society by Yale University Press, provides an occasion for examining the city’s art deco history. Through five scholarly essays and 101 notable objects and buildings, Art Deco Chicago reevaluates art deco’s and Chicago’s cultural and economic contributions to the United States during the Machine Age.
The Wolfsonian’s exhibition Deco: Luxury to Mass Market offers an overview of this new aesthetic, presenting its unfamiliar dimensions and different iterations in Europe and across the Atlantic. Art deco is primarily characterized by an emphasis on surface decoration, symmetry, angularity, and stylization.
Creating an American style in the 1920s.
With its stunning façade composed almost entirely of textured glass blocks set in a steel framework, the Maison de Verre, or “House of Glass,” designed and built between 1927 and 1932, is one of the most remarkable buildings in Paris.
from The Magazine ANTIQUES, January/February 2012
Unlike other major exhibitions of the art deco period, DecoDence: Legendary Interiors and Illustrious Travelers Aboard the SS Normandie, which opens today at the South Street Seaport Museum, isn’t an over-the-top display. Instead, it’s a balanced, and entirely engrossing, collection of furnishings, ephemera, and architectural elements that graced the legendary ocean liner. Among the show’s highlights: photographs that document the …
This week a striking pair of candlesticks that sold last week at Skinner auctions in Boston caught my eye. Here the brilliant amethyst glass has been molded into an art deco rock formation, reminding me of the current vogue for facets in furniture and design. The natural formation of rock crystal, both angular and irregular, has found translation in everything …
Art-deco furniture up for auction
Join us in our celebration of the 35th anniversary of Maison Gerard
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