Art Deco New York

Art Deco New York

Book - 2004
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Random House, Inc.
Art Deco New York takes readers on a historically rich and visually spectacular journey through New York in the early decades of the 20th century, when the style known as art deco, with its emphasis on machine-tooled elegance and sleekness of line, replaced the voluptuous beaux arts style that preceded it. It was an era when floating art deco palaces like the Normandie and the Queen Mary, and elegant, speedy trains like Henry Dreyfuss' redesigned Twentieth Century Limited transformed the way people perceived travel. There are dazzling photographs-many never before published-of such art deco icons as Schultze and Weaver's soaring Waldorf Astoria, Jospeh Urban's Zeigfeld Theater and Central Park Casino, and the sky-piercing spire of William Van Alen's Chrysler Building. This book takes a wise, witty, and intimate look at a style that came to New York via Paris in the 1920s and almost overnight became a quintessential symbol of modernity.

• The public's already strong interest in art deco will be enhanced by two major art deco exhibits to be mounted 2004 and 2005

• Author is a leading authority on art deco

• A perfect book for lovers of New York and architecture

Baker & Taylor
A study of New York City in the early twentieth century highlights the famously sleek style of design that changed the way people thought of modernity, complete with numerous color and black-and-white photographs that exemplify the beauty and elegance of the Art Deco style.

Blackwell North Amer
Art Deco New York takes readers on a journey through the city during the transformative decades between the two world wars, when Art Deco influenced not only architectural styles but also fashion and furniture, textiles and graphics, the design of trains and automobiles, and even the look of film and stage sets.

Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2004
ISBN: 9780823002849
Characteristics: ix, 214 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm


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Jul 06, 2016

The pictures were beautiful but the text dragged me down. To many references to the rich and famous of the day and not enough about the buildings themselves.


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