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BAUHAUS TO POST MODERNISM DECO STYLE Ar. S.H.R.Jawahar Benazir Assistant Professor School of Architecture & Interior Design SRM University

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  • 1. DECO STYLEAr. S.H.R.Jawahar BenazirAssistant ProfessorSchool of Architecture & Interior DesignSRM UniversityBAUHAUS TO POST MODERNISM

2. 2 Art deco , or deco, is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Parisin the 1920s and flourished internationally throughout the 1930s, into the BAUHAUS TO POST MODERNISM ART DECOWorld War II era. The style influenced all areas of design, including architecture and interiordesign, industrial design, fashion and jewelry, as well as the visual arts suchas painting, graphic arts and film. The term "art deco" was first used widely in 1926, after an exhibition in Paris,sub-titled Art Deco, celebrating the 1925 International Exhibition of ModernDecorative and Industrial Arts that was the culmination of style moderne inParis. At its best, art deco represented elegance, glamour, functionality andmodernity. Art deco was purely decorative. Art decos linear symmetry was a distinct departure from the flowingasymmetrical organic curves of its predecessor style art nouveau; It embraced influences from many different styles of the early twentiethcentury-including neoclassical, constructivism, cubism, modernism and futurism. 3. 3 The structure of Art Deco is based on mathematical geometric shapes. It was widely considered to be an eclectic form of elegant and BAUHAUS TO POST MODERNISM ART DECOstylish modernism, being influenced by a variety of sources. Other popular themes of Art Deco were trapezoidal, zigzagged, geometric,and jumbled shapes. Art Deco is characterized by use of materials such as aluminium, stainlesssteel, lacquer, Bakelite, Chrome and inlaid wood. The use of stepped forms and geometric curves, chevron patterns,ziggurat-shapes, fountains, and the sunburst motif are typical of ArtDeco. Some of these motifs were ubiquitous for example, sunburst motifs wereused in such varied contexts as womens shoes, radiator grilles, radio andclock faces, the auditorium of the Radio City Music Hall, and the spire ofthe Chrysler Building. 4. 4BAUHAUS TO POST MODERNISM ART DECOArt deco Motifs The art deco spire ofthe Chrysler Building ,New York 5. 5BAUHAUS TO POST MODERNISM ART DECO Art Deco light fixture in the Urban Room at the top ofTerracotta sunburst design above the William Penn Hotelthe front doors of the EasternColumbia Building, Los Angeles 6. Art Deco InteriorsBAUHAUS TO POST MODERNISM ART DECO 6 7. 7 BAUHAUS TO POST MODERNISM ART DECO Art Deco Mirrored BathtubArt Deco stained Glass Ceiling Pattern 8. 8 BAUHAUS TO POST MODERNISM ART DECOInterior of Hoover Building - London 9. 9 AR T D E C O F U R N I T U R E The characteristics of art deco furniture are sleek,BAUHAUS TO POST MODERNISM ART DECOsmooth, streamlined lines, geometrical patterns, andexperimental use of industrial materials such as metals,plastics, and glass. Art deco furniture is modern andfunctional. Art deco design is recognizable because of three mainthings: distinct geometric shapes, intense, bright colorsthat stand out, and a decorative look. Art Deco is characterized by a linear, hard edge or angular composition, oftenwith a vertical emphasis, and highlighted with stylized decoration". Also, Art Deco, while being decorative, is very simple, in that it doesnt haveany complicated shapes. The Art Deco movement is also characterized by clean lines, streamlining, andsymmetry. Art Deco works exhibit abstraction, distortion, & simplification, particularlygeometric shapes & highly intense colors. 10. 10BAUHAUS TO POST MODERNISM ART DECOArt Deco DresserArt Deco Coffee Table Art Deco Leather Club ChairsArt Deco Chrome Plated Metal Lounge Chair 11. 11BAUHAUS TO POST MODERNISM ART DECOArt Deco Armchair - IvoryArt Deco Stool- Ebony andinlay andvelvet-like stained maple, brocaded silk. 12. 12 BAUHAUS TO POST MODERNISM ART DECOArt Deco Tub chair - with Art Deco Era chairwooden inlayArt Deco Sofa - Wood Inlay 13. 13 BAUHAUS TO POST MODERNISM ART DECOArt Deco MirroredLucite & ChromeDressing Table Makeup TableArt Deco GeometricMirror 14. Lighting Art DecoBAUHAUS TO POST MODERNISM ART DECO 14