Posts tagged art deco
Posts tagged art deco
Photo by Iris Photo
Incredible mosaic facade.
From Flickr (translated):
Building located on Rue d ‘Alsace-Lorraine. Art Deco style designed by architect Jaussely in 1932, accented with lovely bluish mosaics and signed Gentil Bourdet.
Torrance Historical Society Museum, Torrance, California
Photo by Sid Penance
Simple but pretty one-story building in Torrance.
Agricultural Hall, American Fair Grounds, Topeka, Kansas
Photo by Jim Good
Old fair ground building.
A surviving building from the old Mid-American Fair Grounds in Topeka. In high school my band performed here several times. Until the 1970s this fair rivaled the Kansas State Fair in size.
National City Bank, Toledo, Ohio
Photo by Eric Rozier
Bottom of a 1930s bank tower.
Yasuda Auditorium, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Photo by Kazuo Ichikawa
Rare example of Deco in Tokyo. The base of it has a more Gothic look, as you can see in this photo:
H… The Hague
The Hague, The Netherlands
Photo by Roel Wijnants
Detail on relief on the former main building of the state enterprise of posts, telegraph and telephony.
Arizona, New South Wales, Australia
Photo by David Ladd
Industrial looking building with tower.
studio286 writes: That last post isn’t from Arizona. It’s from Tempe, NSW, Australia - a suburb of Sydney. I used to drive past that building every day.
So I’ve corrected it accordingly! -Wendy
Photo by Sarah Olmstead
This Deco-ish building reminds me of Jugendstil and Secessionist style.
Just back from a short trip to Philadelphia. The city has so much Deco and yes, I took pictures, although as anyone in or near Philly can tell you, this weekend’s weather was absolutely miserable. It was cold, windy and rainy pretty much the entire time and besides that my companion’s umbrella broke Saturday morning, so we were unable to take as many leisurely walks as we’d have liked. But I did get to visit and see some doozies, including today 30th Street Station, which is one of the most epic buildings I’ve ever seen.
Anyway, I’ll be posting pictures over to the Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ArtDecoArchitecture) soon and will post to this blog, too, but only after I’ve finished up the ” Alphabet of Deco.” I’ve gotten to T now, so think I can finish within a couple of weeks. This whole series could’ve been finished by the end of 2013 but I keep being pulled away. Recently I had a major writing/editing project, involving using my spare time to edit and write short stories, and I also had some intense stuff going on at work, which made me just too tired to go have the fun that I have doing this blog.
So, in short: look for more posts soon, from all over the world, and then from Philadelphia and then probably from… who knows! Also, remember you can always submit things via decoarchitecture.tumblr.com.
New submission by stbernard:
Hello! I saw a beautiful vintage photograph of the Brooklyn Public Library posted here, and you were asking for modern-day photos. I know you posted it a few years back, and have probably had plenty of modern submissions since then, but I just wanted to share this shot with you. Cheers!