ART DECO AROUND THE WORLD
12 SEPTEMBER 2020
WOW! We were taken on a magical tour of Art Deco around the World by an expert commentator, Robin Grow, President of the Art Deco & Modernism Society of Australia. The Webinar was ably facilitated by Marcel Colman.
Over 140 people were entertained and informed.
We learned that while the Art Deco movement was relatively short, 1920-1950 it was truly international. It was a style that reflected massive changes in society – inventions in electricity, film, audio and new commercial products, concrete, steel, chrome.
It was loved by Mussolini, hated by the Nazis, and promoted by Hollywood.
As we discovered through Robin’s gorgeous photos, its reach was enormous – from France to New York, Chicago, Shanghai, Hanoi, Phnom Penh, Tel Aviv, and Buenos Aires to name only a few of the sites that he covered.
The monuments to Art Deco were equally diverse, office blocks, apartments, banks, abattoirs, statues, and houses. They were in Robin’s vernacular “stylish” and inspiring.
Melbourne too has wonderful examples of Art Deco, a treat to explore in the future!
To view the recording of the seminar, click HERE.
Pam Caven – U3APP Committee of Management & Covid Working Group