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Videos of Interest

The Art Deco Society of New York is pleased to provide videos and media on a variety of Deco subjects to our members and the global Deco community. ADSNY’s event videos and media show highlights from the organization's illustrated talks and interviews that have been produced by ADSNY. We have also compiled a group of Deco related videos from other sources for Deco enthusiasts to enjoy.

I Have Seen The Future: A Tour of the 1939 New York World's Fair  

Film by Darby Cicci  |  35:49


For the 2019 Michael J. Smith Art Deco Series program, ADSNY celebrated the 80th Anniversary of the 1939 World's Fair with a two part program. In part one of this program, attendees enjoyed the New York premiere of this visually dazzling documentary which compiles original color footage from the Fair.

Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s 

Illustrated talk by Marilyn F. Friedman  |  56:22


Cooper Hewitt and ADSNY came together for a special 2018 holiday program that examined the development of modernism in United States interior design. The program highlighted the work of 50 prominent designers and architects including such luminaries as Donald Deskey, Gilbert Rohde, Joseph Urban, Eleanor LeMaire, and many more.

The Adventure of the Restoration of the Empire State Building Lobby  

Illustrated Talk by Frank Prial  |  26:56


This talk took ADSNY members on an adventure through the many twists and turns faced within Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners monumental restoration of the Empire State Building lobby. A few challenges faced by the firm were how to acquire cohesive materials that originated from quarries that were long forgotten and so much more...

What is Art Deco? 

Video by The Cultural Concept Circle  |  4:43


This video explores how Art Deco (1920–1940) was a design style that embraced every area of design and the decorative arts, including architecture, interiors, furniture, jewelry, painting and graphics, bookbinding, costume, glass, and ceramics. It was all about glamor.

Art Deco Mailboxes: An Illustrated Design History at the Waldorf  

Video by Alan G. Wasenius  |  3:09


This video shows many of New York City's most recognizable skyscrapers, which were constructed during the 1920s and 1930s. These examples are only a few of the stunning massed, step-backed towers that make Manhattan the Art Deco capital of the world.

Timeless Grand Concourse

Video by the New York Post  |  :30


In this video, The Post takes a tour of Art Deco architecture in the Bronx.

Art Deco in the Outer Boroughs of New York City 

Slideshow by Alan G. Wasenius |  3:09


This slideshow goes beyond Manhattan to explore the Art Deco architecture that thrives in the outer borough of New York City. These are a few of the prime examples from Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island.

Art Deco Architecture Tour

Video by Visit Bedford County  |  6:45


This architectural tour gives a glimpse into the many elements of Art Deco buildings.

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