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Sydney Art Deco

ISBN: 9780992389666 ISBN: 9780992389666

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Sydney Art Deco explores the impact of the Art Deco style on the landscape and life of Sydney during the 1930s and 1940s. Using contemporary and archival photos, this book covers the whole gamut of moderne, functionalist and streamlined architectural styling and explores its impact on the lifestyle of Sydneysiders with a glimpse of Australian artwork, fashion, furniture and accessories.

The time of Art Deco was a brief hiatus between two World Wars and compounded by the devastating effects of the Great Depression. Life was not always glamorous but in many ways the style ushered in a new sense of freedom for people from the Victorian era’s restrictions of class and attachment to tradition. New technology, mass production and the machine age brought a promise of a new future and industrial design with new materials made affordable and stylish goods available to the whole community. Sydney was still steadfastly British in the 1930s but the international style of Art Deco made its mark and should be appreciated and maintained as part of the city’s built heritage.

Author: Peter Sheridan
Hardcover
432 pages
30cm x 24.5cm

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 20cm x 15cm x 1 cm

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