Presentation on theme: "Decorative Arts/Art Deco Art &Architecture"— Presentation transcript:
1 Decorative Arts/Art Deco Art &Architecture Question: Define and describe -what is meant by“Art Deco”?Make sure to include traits, characteristics, elements, etc, and provide examples of where art deco can be found – making it “art deco”.
2 What is “Art Deco”Art Deco represented the rapid modernization of the world. While the style was already widespread and was in fashion in the United States and in Europe, the term Art Deco was not known. Modernistic or the "1925 Style" was used.The name Art Deco was derived from the 1925 "Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs Industriels et Modernes", held in Paris.
3 What is “Art Deco”Time Period? Yes & No – Primarily the 1920’s and 1930’s BUT can be any time afterwardsStyle? Yes - Primary focus on Geometric Shapes and Linear features (Moderne)Movement? Yes, celebrates modernization/mechanization.Art Deco was primarily an elegant design style dominant in decorative art, fashion, jewelry, textiles, furniture design, interior decoration, and architecture.
4 InfluencesMachine Age and streamline technologies such as modern aviation, electric lighting, the radio, the ocean liner and the skyscraperGreco-Roman Classicism, and the art of Babylon, Assyria, Ancient Egypt,[and Aztec Mexico. Much of this could be attributed to the popular interest in archeology in the 1920s (eg, the tomb of Tutankhamen,
5 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Paris 1925
6 Exposition International Arts Decoratifs – Paris 1926
7 Century of Progress Travel and Transport Building (CHS) The Chrysler Building (photo by Hedrich-Blessing, CHS HB-01718)
8 Century of Progress Interior of The House of Tomorrow. (Hedrich-Blessing photo, HB )
9 CharacteristicscommercialBakeliteCommercialMass Produced
10 Native American Influences Penobscot Building Detroit - constructed in 1928 and designed by Wirt Roland. Notice the Swastika?Asian Influences
55 Art Deco “Comes Home”Inter-War America was the prototype of modernity and a symbol of hope for the world.Norman Bel Geddes. 'Patriot', radio, model 400. American, Made by Emerson Radio and Phonograph Corporation. Fada. 'bullet' streamliner American, Made by Fada Radio & Electric Co. Inc., Long Island.
56 Westinghouse Waffle Iron Westinghouse Coffee Percolator Chase Electric Snack ServerWestinghouse Waffle IronWestinghouse Coffee PercolatorSunbeam Ironmaster IronManning Bowman Sandwich MakerWestinghouse Coffee Set
62 "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we well run faster, stretch out our arms farther ... And one fine morning---
63 "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." --- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great GatsbyTamara de Lempicka, photographed by d'Ora Studio, Paris, 1929.