1920s and 30s Architecture
Whether you are looking at 1920s and 30s architecture in New York, Chicago, Australia, France, India, or anywhere around the world, it is easy to see that buildings of this period have a distinct style. Hover over any image below to learn the topic of the article and for the option to read the full article.
In this unique article, Anthony W. Robins interviews the architect and remembers the wonderful Art Deco architecture and design of New York's old Horn & Hardart Automats with great affection. Read More. .
The streets of Paris are filled with Art Deco architecture and design delights just waiting to be experienced. In June 2016, eleven Art Deco Society of New York Board members and upper-level donors discovered many of them during a special six-day, Destination Deco, guided tour of the French capital organized by the Paris Art Deco Society. Read More. .
Alma Kadragic explores how the Art Deco style of architecture and design was utilized in the building of new schools through out New York City, specifically Herman Ridder Junior High School and the New School for Social Research. Read More. .
Art Deco can be found in India and it’s entryway was through Bombay. In this article Nityaa Lakshmi Lyer and Atul Kumar explore the origins of Art Deco in Mumbai and a new World Heritage site. Read More. .
Susan Tunick explores how the sweeping changes that occurred in American architecture during the Art Deco era—especially in New York—were greatly amplified by the versatile qualities of terra cotta, a material that brought a new expressiveness to the buildings and skylines of cities across America. Read More. .
This article explores the origins of The Texas Centennial Exposition and its contributions to architecture. Read More. .
Take a deep dive into the Windy City with ADSNY, the article is an exploration of Art Deco in Chicago and outlines ADSNYS 2018 fabulous fall weekend trip. Read More. .
In this article, Robin Grow explores the advent of modernism in Israel and its architectural designs. Read More. .
John Tauranac explores how the Empire State Building is enshrined in New York City’s Art Deco firmament, but suggests that the building is hardly an Art Deco extravaganza. In this article, Tauranac proposes that building is more a functionalist’s ideal than an Art Deco fantasy. Read More. .
Robin Grow invites you to explore the wonderful Art Deco architecture and design in Melbourne, Australia. For lovers of Art Deco architecture, this article explains why Melbourne is one of the world’s great Art Deco cities. Read More. .
In this unique article, Anthony W. Robins recounts his conversation with the wife of William Lamb, one of the architects of the Empire State Building. They chatted about the building and her husband’s career, including interesting insights her husband's experience designing this iconic building. Read More. .
Of all the world’s great cities, none is so defined by its 1920s and 30s architecture, design, culture as New York!This introduction gives an overview of what was happening in New York during the period. Read More. .
Kathryn E. Holliday explores New York City's generation of tall, telephone building architecture built throughout the city and across the country during the 1920s and how the style redefined the telephone company’s public image as progressive and modern, while also emphasizing efficiency and pragmatism. Read More. .
Pierre Chareau was one of the most sought-after designers in France. His talent at integrating architecture and interior design into a harmonious entity attracted an elite clientele with a taste for the modern. Read More. .
In this insightful article, Frank J. Prial, Jr., associate partner with Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, recounts the twists and turns that the team encountered throughout the stunning restoration of the Empire State Building. Read More. .
Andrew Scott Dolkart, Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia, discusses his role in the discovery of New York’s only Lalique-designed glass building façade. It would have been destroyed but for his curiosity and determination. Restored and repaired, Lalique’s windows now sparkle! Read More. .
In this article, Therese Poletti explores Art Deco is San Francisco and the ways in which the architect Timothy Pflueger successfully contributed to Art Deco design in San Francisco. Read More. .
Kate Wood looks at how the twin towers of the residences on Central Park West create an Art Deco skyline profile that is practically synonymous with the Upper West Side and New York. These residential buildings exemplify the last exuberant blast of development before the Great Depression. Read More. .
Explore Canadian Art Deco and its rich geography, history and culture represented through an array of decorative motifs. In this article, Tim Morawetz discusses motifs and decorative elects unique to Canadian Art Deco architecture. Read More. .
In this article, Anthony W. Robins discusses the prevailing architectural designs through the interwar years and their relationships with the suffrage movement. Read More. .
In this article, Mary Beth Betts explores how advocates for historic preservation learned that one effective way to keep old buildings standing was adaptive reuse. Today, some of the most extraordinary and successful examples of adaptive reuse involve major skyscrapers, and in particular Deco office towers. Read More. .
In this article, Robin Grow explores the rise of women's Influence and participation in architecture. Grow sheds light on women’s unnoticed contributions to architecture throughout the Art Deco period. Read More. .