|aAmerican art deco :|barchitecture and regionalism /|cCarla Breeze ; photography by Carla Breeze.
|aNew York :|bW.W. Norton,|cc2003.
|a287 p. :|bill. (chiefly col.) ;|c28 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 282-284) and index.
|aMachine generated contents note: PREFACE 9 --ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 10 --INTRODUCTION 13 THE NORTHEAST 35 THE SOUTH 85 THE MIDWEST AND PRAIRIES 105 THE SOUTHWEST 181 CALIFORNIA AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST 223 NOTES 278 --BIBLIOGRAPHY 282 --INDEX 285.
|aArt deco (Architecture)|zUnited States.
|3Table of contents|uhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy041/2002025474.html
A lavishly illustrated survey of American Art Deco architecture. Art deco architecture flourished in large cities and small towns throughout America in the 1920s and 1930s. Many of the best examplesoffice buildings, movie theaters, hotels, and churchesare still in use. Deco architects, artists, and designers drew on European styles but were most committed to a style that grew organically, as they saw it, from their native soil. Two themes bound Deco buildings and their decorative schemes together: a regional pride that tied buildings to their specific locales and functions, and a growing national symbolism that asserted the buildings' identity as uniquely, independently American. American Art Decofeatures descriptionsand over 500 color photographsof seventy-five lavish and innovatively designed buildings across the country that have been preserved both outside and in, giving the full scope of this beloved, exciting style.