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Art Deco " For example, zig zags (i.e. chevron), overlapping squares, arrows, flat geometrical patterns, classical and mythical ornamentation, figures in relief, stylized floral and other natural imagery and sunbursts are all characteristics. So are a stepped in vertical decoration to emphasize height (called, appropriately, a skyscraper motif) and horizontal banding. The horizontal banding is most associated with a subset of Art Deco common in the U.S. called Streamlined Modernism (Radio…

Art Deco " For example, zig zags (i.e. chevron), overlapping squares, arrows, flat geometrical patterns, classical and mythical ornamentation, figures in relief, stylized floral and other natural imagery and sunbursts are all characteristics. So are a stepped in vertical decoration to emphasize height (called, appropriately, a skyscraper motif) and horizontal banding. The horizontal banding is most associated with a subset of Art Deco common in the U.S. called Streamlined Modernism (Radio…

Marion Dorn, textile designer, provided carpeting for the great ocean liners, such as the Queen Mary in 1935.    Photo: Architectural Press Archive, RIBA Library Photographs Collection | www.ribapix.com

Marion Dorn, textile designer, provided carpeting for the great ocean liners, such as the Queen Mary in 1935. Photo: Architectural Press Archive, RIBA Library Photographs Collection | www.ribapix.com

Art Deco architecture - Former Daily Express building. 121-128 Fleet Street, London, EC4 Architects: Ellis and Clarke with Sir Owen Williams, 1930-32, with interiors designed by Robert Atkinson.

Art Deco architecture - Former Daily Express building. 121-128 Fleet Street, London, EC4 Architects: Ellis and Clarke with Sir Owen Williams, 1930-32, with interiors designed by Robert Atkinson.

Maquette d'un salon cubiste: la fenêtre est une copie de celles du Hoover building (Londres).

Maquette d'un salon cubiste: la fenêtre est une copie de celles du Hoover building (Londres).

Paramount Theater, originally a movie palace when built in 1931, is now a performing arts complex owned by the City of Oakland.  Designed by San Francisco architect Timothy L. Pflueger, it is one of the finest remaining examples of Art Deco architecture.

Paramount Theater, originally a movie palace when built in 1931, is now a performing arts complex owned by the City of Oakland. Designed by San Francisco architect Timothy L. Pflueger, it is one of the finest remaining examples of Art Deco architecture.

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