American Art · Architecture

Glamour, Modernism, and the City that Never Sleeps: Art Deco in 1920s New York

"New York is an Art Deco city - indeed, the Deco city [...] The Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and Rockefeller Center were crowning achievements of the late 1920s and early 1930s, and remain the dominant celebrities of the midtown skyline. Deco lobbies, theatres, jazz bars, restaurants, and details also hide and surprise at eye… Continue reading Glamour, Modernism, and the City that Never Sleeps: Art Deco in 1920s New York

Architecture · Historic Places

Recommended Link: Historic Hotels of America

I have been writing about New York Deco and the Art Deco movement in general for several days now. Somehow, what started out as a slightly-longer-than-usual post has become a marathon of information, thoughts, research, and photographs. I'm pretty sure I submitted (and got A's for) really solid college papers that weren't this comprehensive. With… Continue reading Recommended Link: Historic Hotels of America

Architecture · Gargoyles

Darth Vader Grotesques, Books, and A Medieval Revival Library

I had lots of fun with the non-traditional gargoyles yesterday, and I hope you did, too. For today's offering, please accept this link to more photos of gargoyles from around the world. I particularly enjoyed the Washington National Cathedral ones, so I visited its website and found some great information, including facts about gargoyles and… Continue reading Darth Vader Grotesques, Books, and A Medieval Revival Library