Art trades and had its own particular

Art Deco was a varied style which drew upon many
sources. It mirrored the human requirement for delight and escape, giving an
advanced point of view on life. In addition , it influenced our future and of
course gave us the opportunity to produce landmarks that continue to exist till
today. Another great fact about the Art Deco style is , that cityscapes and wealthy
homes around the globe became redesigned with this new form. ‘Art Deco was a celebration of life in its most
luxurious form’.
‘Art Deco was a
festival of life in its most luxurious form’.



Art deco 1920.


Compacts were very prevalent and came in a wide range
of materials to suit all financial plans. Cartier, Van Cleef von Arpels and Boucheron were top
class jewelery creators that like made dazzling compacts in gem encrusted gold
and silver, in snazzy Art Deco plans. Different materials utilized could be
Mother of Pearl or Butterfly wing.

Art Deco Compacts

Cloche hats weren’t only to keep warm. They were worn
for each event including weddings and partying the night away. The quintessential headgear for the flapper of the
1920s, the cloche was a chime formed cap worn low finished the head, relatively
down to the eyes. It was a spectacular way for keeping warm
motoring around the farmland in those brilliant open topped autos. The zig zag
pieces were also applied to them , in order to match with the zig zag stiches
of the flapper dresses.

The Variety and Style of Cloche Hats


Art Deco Fashion was one of the major artistic impacts
of the 1920s and 30s and the looks persevere through today as the absolute most
well known styles ever. The Paris fashion
industry in the 1920s was worth 2.5 billion francs in trades and had its own
particular structure at the Art Deco Expo devoted to “La Parure”, a
word which summoned ornamentation and excellence. Three noteworthy Paris couturiers were on the leading
group of coordinators, Jeanne Lanvin, Jean Paquin and Paul Poiret and they
guaranteed that the presentations of fashion, accessories, gems and scents were
a “tour de force” of great confort.

Art Deco Fashion


There were plenty of colors associated with the Art
Deco style in the 1920s.A strange orange , deep blue , black , dark red and
gold were inspired by the Bllets Russes. Also the Aztec green , the corals and
an off-white were often associated with undyed fleece. The above were the
effect of the American Indians , while the different shades of gold were taken
from the American Egyptian art.



The most well-known Mesoamerican impact in Art Deco architecture,
decorative arts and design is the ziggurat, or ventured pyramid form. This can
be seen when contrasting the Mayan Ziggurat with the highest point of the
Paramount Building.

The most common Mesoamerican influence in Art Deco
architecture, decorative arts and design is the ziggurat, or stepped pyramid
form. This can seen when comparing the Mayan Ziggurat to the top of the
Paramount Building. It is also common that decorative embellishments emulate
Mesoamerican sculptural relief as seen when comparing the Aztec relief to the
relief of the GE Building.

Mesoamerican forms and decoration:



If we try to compare the geometric shapes of the
tribal African ceremonial textile to the base of the McGraw Hill Building, we
notice many similarities. The windows, doors and decorative features of this
building look very similar to the basic geometric forms of the textile. We can
also observe that the Art Deco style borrows the formal qualities of the
African tribal furniture , when we the ‘Ashanti Ghana Stoo’l to the stool of ‘Pierre

African tribal design and forms:


Art Deco Influences




Art Deco in the United States.


Art Deco.



The Art Deco style also appeared in the graphic arts, as
soon as it started expanding. Firstly , appeared in Paris in the posters and
some costume designs , such as Leon’s Bakst and Ballets’ Russes. The
illustrations of Georges Barbier, and Georges Lepape and the images in one of
the most famous fashion magazines , the ‘La Gazette du bon ton’ ,adopted the
elegance and sensuality of the style. In the 1920s, the look changed, as the
fashions stressed were more casual, sportive and brave, with the lady models
often smoking cigarettes. American magazines referring to fashion, like air and
Harper’s Bazaar immediately adopted the new style and propelled it in the
United States. It also affected the work of American book illustrators such as
Rockwell Kent. In
addition , Japanese woodblock prints, had become a major source of influence
for the Western artists, especially in Europe. The subsequent influx of art
from Japan , had a great impact to Europe. Concretely, artists found in the
formal simplicity of woodblock prints a model , from which they could create
their own modern styles , such as Impressionist.

Graphic Arts

The Art Deco period was also the starting point of
time , when the tourism and travel started increasing rapidly.(e.g. automobiles
, airplanes and trains) Also in the new style , hotels of all types of categories
were built , but most luxury ones were observed to adopt this new style of
architecture and decoration , for example the Waldorf-Astoria  in New York City, that was built in 1929 and
was the tallest and largest hotel in the world when it was built.

Hotels and Resorts


Streamline Moderne was an assortment of Art Deco which
developed amid the mid-1930s. The architectural style was simpler and less
embellishing than prior Art Deco structures, more tuned with the Great
Depression. Structures in the style frequently looked like land bound boats,
with rounded corners, long flat lines, iron railings, and at times nautical characteristics.
The San Francisco Maritime Museum (1936) , which was a public bath house , was
a good example as also the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles. Modern
aerodynamics affected the style and decoration. The shape of cars , trains and
ships had the shape of a bullet.

The Streamline style




Art Deco in Buffalo, NY.



Furthermore , the Art Deco style was used for the decoration
of the interior and exterior of the skyscrapers , as zigzag and geometric
shapes were observed. Also another great landmark of the Art Deco style was the
RCA Victor Building that was constructed by John Walter Cross. From top to its
bottom , it was covered with many geometric shapes and some zigzag patterns as
well. The Art Deco style of skyscrapers was usually used for corporate office
buildings but in the course of time it was also used for some government
buildings. For example , the city halls of California , New York and Buffalo
were built in this style. Finally , the distinguishing features of the style
are simple , clean shape , often with a streamline look.

First of all , a very important fact is that, the Art
Deco style originated in France and specifically in Paris , where not very high
buildings were observed. This fact was the reason that the United States soon started
building tall and impressive buildings. The first skyscrapers were built in
Chicago in the 1880s in the neoclassical style. The new Art Deco was also used
to build other great buildings in New York in the 1920s , the Empire State
Building and the Chrysler Building. The Empire State building was the tallest
building in the world for approximately forty years.




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Chrysler Building


The Empire State Building


 To begin with ,
we should say that , generally the Art Deco basically refers the movement in
decorative arts. The
Roaring Twenties was the period of time , when the Western culture started to
evolve rapidly and concurrently in a great way during and around the 1920s. It
was a period that the majority of people were pretty rich as that period of
time , jobs were developing. Also a distinctive cultural edge in the United
States was observed, particularly in major cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles
and in New York City. The
unique art movement of this period attracted the imagination of nations all
over the world. Generally the Art Deco style originated in France before the World
War I. It had a great effect on architecture , but also on the interior decoration
of the buildings in the United States in the 1920s and 1930s. The greatest and
most famous examples were the skyscrapers of New York, including the Empire State
Building and the Chrysler Building.