Weekly Architecture Fix, Vol. 11 | Art Deco

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We hope you’re continuing to stay safe and healthy during this time, and keeping your spirits up!

This week’s Community Resources section calls attention to numerous timely films, interviews, articles and more. We encourage you to take in as much as possible.

For this week’s feature, we’re highlighting Art Deco, a style that extends beyond architecture. First exhibited in France, its name is short for Arts Décoratifs. Its influences are many – geometry, nature, ancient Egyptian and Central American art, ships, automobiles and more. The style combines a modern aesthetic with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. We hope you enjoy this glamorous step back in time.

Warm regards,
DAF Team

Denver Architecture Foundation Resources:

Feature: Art Deco – Resources from the world wide web

“There was going to be no more poverty, no more ignorance, no more disease. Art Deco reflected that confidence, vigor and optimism by using symbols of progress, speed and power.” – Robert McGregor




For Kids…

  • Art Deco Patterns to Colour by Emily Bone

Community Resources

Image by Kevin J. Beaty