The predominant decorative art style of the 1920s and 1930s,1940s, characterized by precise and boldly delineated geometric shapes and strong colors, and used most notably in household objects and in architecture. However these styles were embodied well into our 21st century through different mediums.
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From the Calumet412 blog. "Man Combating Ignorance, statue at the Hall of Science, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago"
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Light Post, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
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Akureyri Church is perched at the top of a long staircase from the city centre. It's a simple recent construction from 1940 .
This Portland stone building has beautiful clean lines and there are some wonderful art deco features: long vertical glass drops on the towers, zigzag tops to the towers, ziggurat roofline, bas relief metalwork panels, ca 1933.
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The Bank of Nova Scotia building on Bay St in the financial district is a deco delight.
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Occasional Toronto: art deco
These super stainless steel doors were designed by artist Charles Comfort for the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE) building on Bay St which was built in 1937.
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Vintage lipstick art deco
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Diamond and lacquer bangle, 1930s
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Art Deco church spire
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Foyer, Empire State Building, NYC, by David Thompson
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The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza hotel - 1931.