Architecture: Beaux Arts and Art Deco style

William Howard Thompson House Illinois - Beaux Arts architecture style
The Great Gatsby was written in the early 1920s, so the design style of the time was Beaux Arts moving into Art Deco. Here’s a quick look at both styles of architecture and interior design…

 

Grand Central Terminal new york via mylusciouslife

 

Beaux Arts style:

  • incorporated elaborate, symmetrical, sculptural decoration with conservative modern lines, inspired by French and Italian Baroque, Rococo (“late Baroque”) and Classicist architecture
  • various iterations between 1671-1920, peaking with “The Gilded Age” in the US
  • found in cities everywhere, including Paris (of course), Buenos Aires, Hanoi, Shanghai, Melbourne, Perth, Montreal, Toronto, San Francisco, Boston, New York and Chicago
  • the style lives on, with Ralph Lauren recently completing a beautiful new Beaux Arts building at 888 Madison Avenue and 72nd streets in New York.

Photos of Beaux Arts style - Louvre_Aile_Richelieu via myLusciousLife.com

 

See our Facebook photo gallery for lots more: Beaux Arts architecture and learn more from Wikipedia, as well as this photo gallery:

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Art Deco style:

  • originated in France in the 1920s and spread internationally into the 1930s, waning during WW2
  • the first use of the term “Art Deco” has been attributed to famed architect Le Corbusier
  • influenced by Cubism, Constructivism, Functionalism, Modernism and Futurism
  • symmetry, glamour and grandeur, celebrating craftsmanship and technological progress
  • bold geometrical patterns, including sunbursts, chevron and zig zag, rectangles and spheres
  • rich, lush colours, textures and ornamentation including aluminum, stainless steel, Bakelite, chrome, plastics, stained glass, inlay and lacquer, as well as contrasting colours (eg. black armchair with white piping trim)
  • all areas of design were affected, including fashion, graphic arts, arc
    hitecture, interior decor, cinema and industrial design
  • many cities around the world have been influenced by the period, including Paris, London, Barcelona, Berlin, Valencia, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Havana, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Casablanca, Mumbai, Shanghai, Napier, Sydney and Melbourne.

Art Deco staircase - black and white photos

 

Learn more about Art Deco via this Wikipedia summary, and enjoy our collection of Art Deco poster illustrations in this post, and in the following Art Deco photo gallery:

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Suggested reading about Art Deco style:

 

The Chrysler building in 1920s Art Deco style architecture - New York

 

You might also like our posts relating to The Great Gatsby, which embraces Beaux Arts and Art Deco styles, as well as “old money” Georgian-inspired architecture:

 

 

 

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