Deco Delight

EmpireState02Clearly I am not through with New York City.  When I went, I knew I wanted to see a couple of shows, go to Birdland, the Guggenheim, the 9/11 Memorial, the Empire State Bldg., Central Park, and the Woodbury Common upstate. I don’t think I gave much thought to Art Deco, even though I recognized and photographed quite a bit while I was there. Since coming home, I’ve uploaded several of my art deco pictures to Pinterest and I’ve searched out places in Ottawa that are art deco where I could go and take my own photos. I’ve found a lot of pictures on Pinterest (posted by others) that are art deco and I’ve searched Google for even more. I realize that the Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass windows fall into that category as well. I started to wonder how you actually define art deco and decided I needed to learn more about it.
Today I received a really neat book from Amazon: Art Deco by Victoria Charles & Klaus H. Carl. There is a lot of information in it as well as terrific colour pictures of buildings, wall panels, sculpted decor, furniture, and jewellery.  From these pictures I realize many places I should have planned to have time to see.  Like the Chrysler Bldg.  Its entrance hall is absolutely amazing.  I love art deco elevator doors.

And I should have made time for Rockefeller Center as well as Grand Central Station.  I love the metal and texture on the front panel of Rockefeller Center.  It is amazing.  So I start planning my next trip now, even though it will be awhile before I go back.  Lots of research to do.

Rockefeller Center Entrance Sculpture

Rockefeller Center Entrance Sculpture


About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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