Clearly 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.