Art Deco was a var?ied style which dr?ew upon many sources.
It mirr?ored the human requir?ement for delight and escape, giving an advanced pointof view on life. In addition , it influenced our future andof course gave us the??? opportunity to produce landm?arks that continue to exist till to?day. Another great fact about the Art Deco style is ,that cityscapes and wealthy homes around the globe became redesigned with thisnew form. “Art Deco was a celebration of life in its mostluxurious form”. “Art Deco was afestival of life in its most luxurio?us form”.
?Compa?cts were very pre?valent and came in a wide range of materials to suitall financial plans. “Cartier, VanClee?f von Ar?pels and Bouche?ron were top class jewelery creators that like madedazzling compacts in gem enc?rusted g?old and silver, in snaz?zy Art D?eco plans. Different materials utilized could beMother of Pea?rl or Butterfly wing”.
Cloche hats weren’t only to keep warm. They were wornfor each event including weddings and partying the night away. The quintesse?ntial headgear for the flapper of the 1920s, thecloche was a chime formed cap worn low finished the head, relatively down tothe eyes. It was a spectacularway for keeping warm motoring around the farmland in those brilliant opentopped autos. The zig zag pieces were also applied to them , in order to matchwith the zig zag stiches of the flapper dresses.Art Deco Fashion was one of the major artistic impactsof the 1920s and 30s and the looks persevere through today as the absolute mostwell know?n styles ever.
“The Pari?s fashion industry in the 19?20s was worth 2.5 billion francs in tr?ades an?d had its own partic?u?ar structu?re at the Art Deco Expo devoted to “LaParure”, a word which summoned ornamentation and excellence. Three noteworthy Paris coutu?riers were on the leading group of coordin?ators, Jea?nne Lanvin, Jean Paquin and Paul Poiret” and they guaran?teed that the presentations of fashion, acces?sories, gem?s and scents were a “tour de force” of greatcomfort.
There were plenty of colors associated with the ArtDeco style in the 1920?s.”A? strange orange , deep blue , black , dark red andgold were inspired by the Bllets Russes. Also the Aztec green , the corals andan off-white were often associated with undyed fleece”. The ab?ove were the effect of the American India?ns , w?hile the differ?ent sh?ades of gold were taken from the American Egypt?ian art.
The most well-known Mes?oamerican impact in Art Deco architecture, decorative artsand design is the ziggu?rat, or ventured pyramid form. We cansee thiswhen contrasting the Mayan Ziggur?at” with the highest point of the Paramount Building.The greatest Mesoamerican influen?ce in Art Deco architecture, decorative arts anddesign is the ziggurat, or the stepped pyramid style. This can seen when comparing the Mayan “Zigg?urat to the top of the Paramou?nt Building. It is also known that decorative embellishments emulate Mesoa?merican sculptur?al alleviation as we observe when wecomparethe Azt?ec re?ief to the relief of the G?E ?Building.If we try to compare the geometric shapes of thetribal African ceremonial textile to the base of the “McG?raw Hill Building, we notice many similarities. Thewindows, doors and decora?tive features of this building look very simil?ar to the ba?sic geometric forms of the texti?e.
We can also observe that the Art Deco style borrowsthe formal qualities of the African tribal furnit?ure , when we the ‘Ashanti Ghana Stoo’l to the stoolof ‘Pierre Legrain'”.The Art Deco style also appeared in the graphic arts, assoon as it started expanding. Firstly , appeared in Paris in the posters andsome costume designs , such as Leon’s Bakst and “Ballets’ Russes. The illustrations of Georges Barbier,and Georges Lepape and the images in one of the most famous fashion magazines ,the ‘La Gazette” “du bon ton’ ,adopted the e?egance and sensuality of the style.
In the 1920s, thelook chan?ged, as the fashions stressed were more casual, sportiveand brave, with the lady models often smoking cigarettes. American magazinesreferring to fashion, like air and Harper’s Bazaar” immediately adopted the new style and propelled it inthe United States. It also affected the work of American book illustrators suchas Roc?kwell Kent. In addition , Japanese woodblock prints,had become a major source of influence for the Western artists, especially in Europe.
The subsequent influx of art from Japan , had a great impact to Europe. Concretely,artists found in the formal simplicity of woodblock prints a mo?del , from which they could create theirown modern styles , such as Impressionist.The Art Deco period was also the start?ing point of time , when the tourism and travelstarted increasing rapidly.(e.g. automobi?es , airplanes and trains) Also in the new style ,hotels of all types of categories were built , but most luxury o?nes were observed to ado?pt this new style of architecture and decoration , forexample the “Wa?dorf-Astoria inNew York City”, that was built in 1929 and was the tallest andlargest hotel in the world when it was built.Streamli?ne Moderne was an assortment of Art Deco whichdeveloped amid the mi?d-1930s. T?he architectura?l style was simp?ler and less embellishing than prior Art De?co structures, more tuned with the Great Depression.
Structures in the style frequently looked like ?and bound boats, with rounded corners, long flatlines, iron railings, and at times nautica? characteristics. The San Francisco “Mar?itime Museum (1936) , which was a public bath house ,was a good example as also the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles. Modernaerodynamics affected the style and decoration. The shape of cars , trains andships had the shape of a bull?et”.Furthermore , the Art Deco style was used for the decorationof the interior and exterior of the skyscrapers , as zigzag an?d geometric shapes were observed. Also another greatlandmark of the Art Deco sty?e was th?e “RCA Victor Building that was constructed by JohnWalter Cross. From top to its bott?om , it was covered with many geometric sha?pes and some zigzag patterns as well.
The Art Decostyle of skyscrapers was usually used for corporate office buildings but in thecourse of time it was also used for some government buildings. For examp?e , the city halls of California , New York andBuffalo were built in this style. Finally , the distingu?ishing features of the style are simple , clean sh?ape , often with a streamline look”.First of all , a very important fact is that, the ArtDeco style originated in Fr?ance and specifically in Paris , where not very highbuildings were observed. This fact was the reason that the United States soon startedbuilding tall and impressive buildings. “The first skyscrapers were bui?t in Chicago in the 1880s in the neoclassical style.The new Art Deco was also used to build other great buildings in New York inthe 19?20s , the Empire State Building and the Chry?s?er Building. The Empire State building was the tallestbuilding in the world for approximatel?y forty years.
“To begin with , weshould say that , generally the Art Deco basically refers the movement indecorative arts. The Roarin?g Twe?nties was ?????the period of time? , when “th?e Wester?n cu?ture started to evolve rapid?ly and concurrently in a great way during and around the 1920s. It was a period that themajority of people were pretty rich as that?? period of time , jobs were developing. Also adistincti?ve cultural edg?e in the United ?States was observed, partic?ularly in major cities such as Chicago, Los Angelesand in Ne?w? York City. The unique art movement of this period attracted theimagination of nations a?? over the world.
Generall?y the Art Deco style originated in Fran?ce before the World W?ar I”. It had a great effect on architecture, but also onthe interior decoration of the buildings in the United States in the 1920s and1930s. The greatest and most famous examples were the skyscrapers of New York,including the Empire State B?uilding and the Chrysler Building.