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Posted: 6/19/2015 3:02:10 PM EDT
I do. I dont know what it is about it but to me it seems like the most "American" style of architecture even though it originated in France.







Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:04:14 PM EDT
Art Deco and Beaux Arts are hard to best
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:07:11 PM EDT
I'm a pretty big fan myself, there's some cool theaters out there with nice art-deco styling too....I saw where someone did their whole home media room that way and it looked badass.

Found it:
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:11:23 PM EDT
"Art Decko, how nice".

"What floor are we on?"  
"19"
"Ok, tell me when we get to 21.....I gotta throw up"






I like AD
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:12:39 PM EDT
They had some pretty cool radios and cars.





Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:14:23 PM EDT
Some amazing posters too.

Yeah, I dig AD, and Art Nouveau as well.
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:15:51 PM EDT
Yep, I love it!
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:17:15 PM EDT
Big fan of it myself
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:17:44 PM EDT
Yes, my favorite era.
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:18:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:18:50 PM EDT
Yep.




Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:19:03 PM EDT

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Some amazing posters too.



Yeah, I dig AD, and Art Nouveau as well.
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I really like Alphonse Mucha's work.
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:20:08 PM EDT
Style... that period had it.
I kind of wish we would get a AD revivalist movement again.
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Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:25:38 PM EDT
This movie crops up on TCM from time to time. It's worth watching if you're a sci-fi fan. It's also on YouTube.


Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:26:25 PM EDT
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Some amazing posters too.

Yeah, I dig AD, and Art Nouveau as well.

  I really like Alphonse Mucha's work.


You and me both. I have quite a few books on him and the era in general.
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:29:38 PM EDT
My first exposure to it that I can recall were the statues and plaques that grace the Hoover Dam. So beautiful:







Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:30:49 PM EDT
Art Deco is best deco. I'd really like to have that theater setup at my place. Do they make a scaled-down one bedroom apartment version?
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:30:52 PM EDT
Love the Art Deco Bar on the Queen Mary...

Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:32:15 PM EDT
From my own collection, a 1941 Philco:



A late '30s Sentinel battery-powered farm radio:

Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:32:36 PM EDT
Big fan!

I really hate most of the modern glass boxes.  Really?  You paid some to think of a flat sided box made of glass.
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:34:43 PM EDT
I never realized it but Hoover Dam is pretty Art-Deco.



A product of the times I guess.
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:38:50 PM EDT
Love the style.
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:39:26 PM EDT
I love it  I have been working on a science fiction story for the past couple years set in the late 20s partly so I could have a backdrop with lots of Art Deco buildings and spaceships.
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:40:25 PM EDT
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I'm a pretty big fan myself, there's some cool theaters out there with nice art-deco styling too....I saw where someone did their whole home media room that way and it looked badass.

Found it:
http://st.houzz.com/simgs/330104ce0fc98f3d_4-0939/contemporary-home-theater.jpg
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Love AD! And that media room is badass.
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:40:33 PM EDT

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Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:44:17 PM EDT
Timely thread. Was just researching Art Deco the other day. Brings thoughts of better times and American strength.
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I agree
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:45:43 PM EDT
yup..
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:46:29 PM EDT
Sure do.
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:48:32 PM EDT
Love Art Deco.

Local Movie Mega Plex.
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:48:57 PM EDT
I prefer Art Nouveau myself.
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:51:05 PM EDT
more pictures!

And yes I do!

Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:51:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:53:34 PM EDT
Art Deco is beautiful.  

The Chrysler Building is the epitome of Art Deco for me.  Late '20s/early '30s style: the eagle heads, stainless steel sunbursts on the top, the works.  It may not be as tall as the Empire State Building, but it is more beautiful in my eyes.

Here's a pic I took of its front doors:
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:54:21 PM EDT
I love it. I wish it would make a comeback, but it's too expensive to produce or manufacture.

Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:55:10 PM EDT
I bought my wife an AD watch and she won't wear it...







Someone sent me the original ad for the watch.  Pretty cool.








Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:55:32 PM EDT
Talbot Lago


Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:56:09 PM EDT
Nouveau first but Deco is cool, the Chrysler building is incredible.
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 3:57:25 PM EDT
Sure
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 4:06:12 PM EDT
Foshay Building in Minn

Link Posted: 6/19/2015 4:09:26 PM EDT
I like most Art-Deco, but really I am into the Googie.










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Link Posted: 6/19/2015 4:15:15 PM EDT
I wish they had the technology to build more skyscrapers during the art nouveau period. It would be pretty cool to have some tall buildings around that looked like Isengard or really curvy and detailed.
Link Posted: 6/19/2015 4:16:25 PM EDT



Union Terminal, Cincinnati.  More:







Link Posted: 6/19/2015 4:21:52 PM EDT
As a matter of fact, I do like Art Deco.

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Link Posted: 6/19/2015 4:27:56 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/19/2015 4:35:05 PM EDT
Seaboard Air Line RR streamliner of the late '40s.

Link Posted: 6/19/2015 4:35:07 PM EDT
My favorite architectural style.  Nifty tidbit about art-deco, it's based on stylized abstractions of every day and classical organic objects. If you look close at the abstract shapes, you can see the original classic architectural themes.

flame/fire pit


The lily and papyrus


A feathered wing


Fountains and water


A rustic waterfall




To me, these are some of the most beautiful buildings ever built.






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