The National Trust guide to Art Deco in America

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A state-by-state guide to the historic buildings designed in this quintessential 20th century American style

Art Deco design came of age in the 1920's, an architectural style representative of the new lust for modernism and the technologies of the 20th century. Today Art Deco is enjoying a renaissance, largely because it is the last major design movement to go beyond buildings and into day-to-day products like cars and toasters. David Gebhard has surveyed over 500 significant Art Deco buildings and takes you on a coast to coast journey from the Art Deco strongholds in Miami Beach to Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles.

  • Listing includes place and street addresses
  • Features a range of buildings and monuments, including sky-scrapers, residences, office buildings, shops, hotels and public buildings

DAVID GEBHARD (1927-1996) co-authored the bestselling Guide to Architecture in San Francisco and Los Angeles: An Architectural. He also was a professor of Architectural History at UCLA, Santa Barbara. THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION, with 280,000 members nationwide, is the only organization chartered by Congress to encourage public participation in the preservation of sites and buildings significant in American history and culture.

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Two distinctive modes of architecture evoke a universal style popularized in the United States in the 1920s and 1930s: Art Deco embodied a colorful, decorative, and geometric look, while the ... Read full review


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