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Monday, November 9, 2009

Art Deco Hollywood

Here is a little bit of video I just discovered on YouTube about art deco's history. Art deco is one of my favourite things in life!

11 comments:

KerrieGrant said...

Very interesting video. It's nice to see the set for THE DANCE featured.

emma wallace said...

I love Art Deco! What a great video. A great contemporary example is Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Thank you for posting this.

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jwalker said...

Good stuff, Lauren!
I have always lked this style... obviously since it relates to the 20's-30's, when 'you-know-who' was in her heyday... but it is just cool in general, and it is something that is easy to spot as 'hey, this place is art deco!' Frank Lloyd Wright (architect) did most of his stuff in art deco, in the 'squared off, heavy lines' mode... and the 'machinery age' aspect of it probably attracts me, being an engineer.

Lauren said...

I know Frank Lloyd Wright. There's a house he did within walking distance from mine... it's really neat!

Lauren

jwalker said...

Cool... he was a unique designer... believe it or not, there is a house in Alabama he designed - not sure where, tho... I am a good bit away from it.

Lauren said...

The one near my house has these... what looks like cinder block pieces sticking out from it. And I have no idea where the front door is.

Lauren

jwalker said...

...'cinder block'...cool - I remember I said that to my wife not long after we met, and she had no idea what that meant...weird someone had never heard of those...the 'official' name for those are concrete masonry units (CMU)...

Lauren said...

Do you think it's as bad as one of my classmates thinking 'wrought iron' was actually called 'rod iron' and when asked to elaborate, said it was 'iron shaped like a rod'?

Lauren

jwalker said...

That's pretty bad... "What heck has thou wrought?"
Another 'word misinterpretation' is the term used for thickness of sheet metal, which is 'gage'... a lot of folks use 'gauge', which actually is ok, but 'gage' is the 'industry term' used to differentiate it from a dial gauge, like a pressure gauge.

...and they say engineering is boring... ...uh...hello? anybody still out there? ...(the peaceful chirping of crickets...)

Lauren said...

HAH Huey!! No one is out there, really. ;)

Lauren

jwalker said...

...if oyu ever want to scatter a crowd of people, just throw the phrase 'I'm an engineer' out there... hey, you could have dispersed the protest deal with that in short order!!!