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The Resource American art deco : architecture and regionalism, Carla Breeze ; photography by Carla Breeze

American art deco : architecture and regionalism, Carla Breeze ; photography by Carla Breeze

Label
American art deco : architecture and regionalism
Title
American art deco
Title remainder
architecture and regionalism
Statement of responsibility
Carla Breeze ; photography by Carla Breeze
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Art deco flourished in cities and small towns throughout America during the 1920s and 1930s. Extremely popular as a statement of modernity and technological progress, art deco movie palaces, dime stores, department stores, courthouses, and schools were ubiquitous in the American landscape. Many of the best examples of the style continue to be used today as important civic and social spaces." "American art deco was unique. Unlike their European counterparts, architects in the United States had "exotic" indigenous cultures for inspiration. Arts such as Navajo chiefs' blankets, Hopi pottery, and Sioux beadwork, characterized by geometric ornament, were easily assimilated into the art deco style. Regionalism - an example of which is the Prairie style, advocated by Frank Lloyd Wright and other progressive architects - also influenced American art deco. America's pioneering and westward migration provided powerful themes and motifs, producing an art deco style with authentic national and regional characteristics." "Two themes bound deco buildings and their decorative schemes together: regional pride, and a growing national symbolism that asserted the buildings' identity as uniquely, independently American. By 1928 art deco skyscrapers, warehouses, manufacturing lofts, apartments, and hotels were being built in all regions of the US, and the ground was broken for many more. Slabs and towers, attenuated pyramids, and innovative pinnacles began to transform many cities into what immigrants had imagined the New World to be - symbols of all that was modern, of the achievements of science, technology, and freedom." "American Art Deco features descriptions - and over 450 color photographs - of 75 lavish and innovative buildings across the country whose exterior features, such as windows, doors, light fixtures, ornament, and interior ceilings, elevator doors, stairways, and ornament, have not been drastically altered or removed. The buildings herein represent those that have maximum architectural integrity, thereby giving us the full scope of this much admired and exciting style."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA712.5.A7
LC item number
B698 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
American art deco : architecture and regionalism, Carla Breeze ; photography by Carla Breeze
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 282-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • The northeast
  • The south
  • The midwest and prairies
  • The southwest
  • California and the Pacific northwest
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780393019704
Lccn
2002025474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49285338
  • (OCoLC)ocm49285338
Label
American art deco : architecture and regionalism, Carla Breeze ; photography by Carla Breeze
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 282-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • The northeast
  • The south
  • The midwest and prairies
  • The southwest
  • California and the Pacific northwest
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780393019704
Lccn
2002025474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49285338
  • (OCoLC)ocm49285338

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