It’s hard not to question why Asmara was named a World Heritage Site, especially as the country is reeling from decades of hardship.
An Alluring Glimpse into Japan’s Embrace of Art Deco
An exhibition in Washington, DC examines how Japanese artists and designers adopted Art Deco to capture the seductive qualities of a rapidly modernizing society.
The Art Deco Lighter, from Smoking’s Era of Toxic Glamor
The Art Deco style of the 1920s and ’30s pervaded design, from the Chrysler Building in Manhattan to the Grand Rex in Paris, but it wasn’t always on such a large scale.
Art Deco Patterns of Beetles and Butterflies
Emile-Allain Séguy was enamored with the overlooked wonders of the natural world.
A Manhattan Art Deco Landmark Reopens After Decades
One of New York City’s most impressive Art Deco buildings has been closed to the public since the 1970s, but you can now visit its lobby and examine the marble-clad treasure yourself.
Moving Through Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye
PARIS — I tend to prefer my European gesamtkunstwerk interior spaces lush, flamboyantly mannerist, funny, obscurantist, or noisy.
Art Deco Behemoths Communicate from NYC to the World
Far from being obsolete, New York City’s early 20th century communication infrastructure has been transformed into internet data centers. Two of its most gargantuan structures are the Western Union and AT&T Long Lines buildings in Lower Manhattan, constructed between 1928 and 1932 under the design of architect Ralph Walker.
The Unknown Sheet Music Covers of René Magritte
While many people know Magritte’s Surrealist art, most probably don’t know his Art Deco commercial work.