Novelty Saturday - Art Deco

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Saturday, May 19 2012 by

Art deco is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s and flourished internationally throughout the 1930s and into the World War II era. The style influenced all areas of design, including architecture and interior design, industrial design, fashion and jewelry, as well as the visual arts such as painting, graphic arts and film. The term “art deco” was coined in 1966, after an exhibition in Paris, ‘Les Années 25’ sub-titled Art Deco, celebrating the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) that was the culmination of style moderne in Paris. At its best, art deco represented elegance, glamour, functionality and modernity.

Chrysler Building (Birds Eye)
Chrysler Building

Martin Theatre (StreetView)
Martin Theatre
U-Drop Inn (StreetView)
U-Drop Inn

Streamliner Diner (StreetView)
Streamliner Diner

The birthplace of NASCAR (StreetView)
The birthplace of NASCAR

Empire Theatre (StreetView)
Empire Theatre
Community Cornerstone Center for Nonprofits (StreetView)
Community Cornerstone Center for Nonprofits

Blossom Dairy Company (StreetView)
Blossom Dairy Company
Art Deco Coca-Cola Building (StreetView)
Art Deco Coca-Cola Building

The Senator Theater (StreetView)
The Senator Theater