Art Deco

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Art Deco Soundex Code A632

Art Deco Architectural Styles

Wikipedia page on Art Deco

Art Deco, or Deco, is an influential visual arts design style that first appeared in France after World War I and began flourishing internationally in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s before its popularity waned after World War II.[1] It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation.

Deco emerged from the interwar period when rapid industrialization was transforming culture. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. This distinguishes Deco from the organic motifs favored by its predecessor Art Nouveau.

Historian Bevis Hillier defined Art Deco as "an assertively modern style [that] ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear; it responded to the demands of the machine and of new material [and] the requirements of mass production".[2]

During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamor, exuberance and faith in social and technological progress.

Wikipedia page on Moderne

Streamline Moderne, or Art Moderne, was a late type of the Art Deco architecture and design that emerged in the 1930s. Its architectural style emphasized curving forms, long horizontal lines, and sometimes nautical elements.

Art Deco/Moderne

Fisher Studio Houses In the 1920s and 30s, Art Deco and Moderne achieved great popularity as modern architectural styles. Although somewhat different in their overall appearance, both styles share stripped down forms and geometric-based ornament. A limited number of examples are found in Chicago, with concentrations located in the Loop, the Near North Side, and along some commercial streets.

Common Art Deco characteristics are:

vertical orientation, often with setbacks

geometric ornament, often in colorful terra cotta

Common Moderne characteristics are:

horizontal orientation

rounded edges, corner windows, and glass block walls

Houses embodying Art Deco/Modern designs in Rogers Park and/or West Ridge

Devon Avenue

2300 Block

2306 W. Devon Avenue

2900 Block

2901 W. Devon Avenue

Glenlake Avenue

2900 Block

2936 W. Glenlake Avenue

Glenwood Avenue

6900 Block

6910 N. Glenwood Avenue

Howard Street

1700 Block

1731 W. Howard Street, (Chicago Landmarks Historic Resources Survey)

2219 W. Howard Street, (Chicago Landmarks Historic Resources Survey)

North Shore Avenue

1200 Block

1250 W. North Shore Avenue, (Chicago Landmarks Historic Resources Survey)

Pratt Boulevard

1400 Block

1439 W. Pratt Boulevard, (Chicago Landmarks Historic Resources Survey)

2100 Block

2116 W. Pratt Boulevard

Sheridan Road

1000 W. Block

1012 W. Sheridan Road, (Chicago Landmarks Historic Resources Survey)

6500 N. Block

6525 N. Sheridan Road, (Chicago Landmarks Historic Resources Survey)

6525 N. Sheridan Road, Chapel, (Chicago Landmarks Historic Resources Survey)

Sherwin Avenue

1500 Block

1521 W. Sherwin Avenue, (Chicago Landmarks Historic Resources Survey)

Western Avenue

6400 Block

6422 N. Western Avenue