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Sydney art deco / Peter Sheridan AM.

Sydney art deco / Peter Sheridan AM.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
LH 709.04012 SHER
Local History   Double Bay . Not for Loan .    
709.04012 SHER
Adult Non Fiction Quick Browse   Double Bay . On Loan . 5 Sep 2019
709.04012 SHER
Adult Non Fiction   Paddington . On Loan . 4 Sep 2019
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ISBN 9780992389666 (hardback)
Author Sheridan, Peter, 1945-
Title Sydney art deco / Peter Sheridan AM.
Publisher/Date Sydney, NSW : Bakelite, 2019.
©2019
Pagination etc. 431 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 26 x 31 cm
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note For the first time, Sydney's Art Deco buildings of the 1930s and 1940s are identified and gloriously displayed with contemporary photographs alongside archival images. 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 the book covers the whole gamut of moderne, functionalist and streamlined styling in the architecture of Sydney during the 1930s and 1940s. Art Deco was a global style and Sydney Art Deco 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 in Sydney. The city is graced with some beautiful architectural examples which can be seen in Sydney Art Deco and which should be appreciated and maintained as part of Sydney's built heritage.
Subject Architecture -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History -- 20th century
Art deco (Architecture) -- Pictorial works
Decoration and ornament -- Art deco
Historic buildings -- New South Wales -- Sydney
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Shelf Location 709.04012 SHER
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