Posts tagged 1920s
Posts tagged 1920s
Detail, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Photo by wolverine_9_5
Art Deco eagle on the exterior.
At first I was mystified why I could not find this on Google Maps streetview. All I saw was an archer statue where I could have swarn this statue was. Once I got a look at a photo gallery of the area I came to realize this was the base for that archer statue. When I took this picture I saw no trace of the archer, not even his feet. I wasn’t able to find the name of this work, but it was done by Carl Milles.
Seattle Tower, Seattle, Washington
Illustration by Gerard Michel
I was looking for a photo for Seattle and instead found this wonderful illustration. Wow! And look at all this artist’s other architectural work!
Info on Seattle Tower from Wikipedia:
The Seattle Tower, originally known as the Northern Life Tower, is a 27-story skyscraper in downtown Seattle, Washington. The building is located on 1218 Third Avenue and is known as Seattle’s first art-deco tower. Its distinctive, ziggurat exterior is clad in 33 shades of brick designed to effect a gradient which lightens from the bottom to the top of the building. This is said to have been inspired by local rock formations.
Angels School Supply building, Pasadena, California.
Fabulous night shot of LA’s Bullocks Wilshire.
The soaring tower of the Bullocks Wilshire Department Store at night, 1920’s
Three Modern airport in France, with nice explanation (below).
Art Deco : 3 french airports.
Officially born in Paris during the “Exposition des Arts Décoratifs” in 1925, the art-deco mouvement has strongly influenced the international architecture between the two world wars.
Airfields need buildings to host travelers as they are waiting for their plane to be ready or to welcome them when they arrive. The first french Airport in Paris - Le Bourget was built in art-deco style. Bordeaux and Lyon, two other major french towns built their own at the same period, using the same architectural style.
Photographies presented in the current Art-Deco temporay exhibition in Paris.
L… Long Beach
Long Beach, California
by Rick Warren
Love how the awning matches the zigzag stripes at the top.
Corner of Broadway & Termino. This Art Deco apartments over retail building was built in 1929 for Wiese & Wiese. Architect was Edwall J. Baume.
Ideal House, London England
For my London entry, of course I have to put one of my favorite Deco buildings ever, because it’s black and gold and while I find the combo tacky most everywhere, I love it on Deco buildings. Meanwhile, this building actually stopped me in my tracks while walking in London: “Oh WOW.” And further, designed by Raymond Hood, famous for the RCA (G.E.) Building, among several outstanding examples.
Ideal House was designed by Raymond Hood in 1928 for the American Radiator Company’s London Headquarters. The color scheme matches their corporate livery and their headquarters in New York City (also designed by Raymond Hood). It is a Grade II Listed building and sits right across the street from the Tudor Revival Liberty building.
Wide shot, same photographer:
Lexington Laundry Co., Lexington, Kentucky
by Robby Virus
Detail from the facade.
Info from Flickr:
The Lexington Laundry Company building, built around 1929, is possibly the best example of Art Deco architecture in Lexington, Kentucky. The façade is composed of wheat-toned glazed tile highlighted by stylized floral patterns.
Wider view, same photographer:
Hans Oster Strasse, Leipzig, Germany
Wow: Two heads in the Deco style.
by mulberry leaves
Deco in Japan. Is it me or does it also look a bit mock Moorish?