Building Philadelphia | Art Deco in Philadelphia

Building Philadelphia | Art Deco in Philadelphia
Building Philadelphia | Art Deco in Philadelphia
Date:
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Time:
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location:
Zoom Meeting Philadelphia, PA
Cost:

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Philadelphia contributed an exhilarating chapter to the history of "Art Deco," the colorful, invented modern style that offered an exciting alternative to the austere functionalism in the 1920s and 30s. The quintessential style of the Jazz Age, Art Deco brought brilliant color to the decoration of the Art Museum, introduced exotic motifs (including Mayan and Spanish Colonial) to the city's new skyscrapers, and contributed zig-zagging ornament to our radio stations and "automat" restaurants. It was also one of the components of the brilliant stylistic synthesis created by George Howe and William Lescaze in the era's greatest landmark, the PSFS Building.

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