Art Deco as Product Design

Defining Art Deco as Consumerism The Artist and Product Design In the spring of 1925, the city of Paris hosted the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exposition of Decorative Arts and Modern Industries), which was a...

Le Corbusier: Purism as Architecture

The Pavillion de l’Esprit Nouveau (1925) The House as a Machine Although the Pavillion de l’Esprit Nouveau met the fate of all exhibition buildings—it was demolished in 1926—the famous dwelling was rebuilt in Bologna Italy in 1977 by the architectural firm Oubrerie e...

Le Corbusier at the Paris Fair, 1925

Le Corbusier (1887-1965) From Purism as Painting to Purism as Architecture To use the term “Art Deco” today is to introduce an anachronism, because to the extent that the style of this period had a name at all it was “Art Moderne,” a name used in the 1920s and 1930s....
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