Art Deco New York
Art Deco New Yorktakes readers on a historically rich and visually spectacular journey through New York in the early decades of the 20th century, when the style known as art deco, with its emphasis on machine-tooled elegance and sleekness of line, replaced the voluptuous beaux arts style that preceded it. It was an era when floating art deco palaces like the Normandie and the Queen Mary, and elegant, speedy trains like Henry Dreyfuss' redesigned Twentieth Century Limited transformed the way people perceived travel. There are dazzling photographs-many never before published-of such art deco icons as Schultze and Weaver's soaring Waldorf Astoria, Jospeh Urban's Zeigfeld Theater and Central Park Casino, and the sky-piercing spire of William Van Alen's Chrysler Building. This book takes a wise, witty, and intimate look at a style that came to New York via Paris in the 1920s and almost overnight became a quintessential symbol of modernity.
• The public's already strong interest in art deco will be enhanced by two major art deco exhibits to be mounted 2004 and 2005
• Author is a leading authority on art deco
• A perfect book for lovers of New York and architecture
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE NEW HOTELS
SHOPS AND SHOPPING A LA MODE
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1925 Paris Exposition 34th Street aesthetic American apartment architects Art Deco Art Deco design Art Institute Art Nouveau artists Avery Architectural Beaux Beaux-Arts Broadway bronze building's Central Chanel Chrysler Building City city's Club color Columbia Company constructed corner of Fifth created cubistic dance Deco skyscrapers Deco style decoration dining Donald Deskey dress Dreyfuss East Edgar Brandt Ely Jacques Kahn entrance facade Fair Fifth Avenue film floor France German glass Gotham Gothic Grand Henry Henry Dreyfuss Historic Architecture Collection Institute of Chicago interiors International Style Italian John Cadenhead Joseph Urban lobby Mallet-Stevens Manhattan marble modern Museum nightclub Normandie OPPOSITE painter Park Avenue passengers Paul Pavilion Perisphere Photograph by John Private Collection Raymond Hood Raymond Loewy RCA Building Rockefeller Center Ruhlmann ship silver skyscrapers steel streamlined structure tower Trylon Twentieth Century Limited Vanderbilt Waldorf Waldorf-Astoria walls West William women York York's Yorkers