Friday, May 15, 2015

#Artdeco Art Deco and Modernism Society Adelaide Chapter

As part of History Week in South Australia, the Adelaide
Chapter of the Art Deco and Modernism Society hosted
an evening called Look Up and Smile at the Torrens Parade
Ground hall.

Prospect Mayor and Art Deco lover, David O'Loughlin
spoke about the history of Art Deco since its inception in 1925,
his own Art Deco home and the many Art Deco buildings
still left in Adelaide.

    The quality of the photography isn't great - I was photographing

Havana Cuba, the Art Deco capital of the world

Art Deco influenced fashion with dresses that drape off the shoulder,
art deco inspired jewellery and even wavy hair.

It was the beginnings of women's liberation. Strong, daring women.

Art Deco influenced everyday items. The invention of plastics and
particularly coloured plastics began with the art deco period.

It influenced every mode of transport

The peak days of hollywood are synonymous with art deco

David O'loughlin's own home in Prospect

David's lounge room

David's dining room with original cabinetry

David's bathroom in original condition

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