Art Deco

Metropolitan Vanities – Capturing a Selfie, Cautionary Tales

Metropolitan Vanities – Capturing a Selfie, Cautionary Tales

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The exhibition Metropolitan Vanities at The Met NY should attract those whose curiosity may lead them to understand, snapping a ‘selfie’ is about so much more

Sydney Antiques Fair 2013 – Hone Your Eagle Eye for Treasure

Sydney Antiques Fair 2013 – Hone Your Eagle Eye for Treasure

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Items sold at Sydney Antiques Fair 21 – 25 August 2013 will be vetted for authenticity and backed by member dealers of the AA&ADA. Win Your Free Pass to Attend

The Power of Art and Design in the Modern Age at Vienna

The Power of Art and Design in the Modern Age at Vienna

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In 1898 The Vienna Secession with youthful idealism, spirit of sacrifice and willingness to work hard siezed the day leading Vienna into the age of Modernism

The Sydney Fair – Homage to Modernism Showcases Gatsby’s Era

The Sydney Fair – Homage to Modernism Showcases Gatsby’s Era

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The Great Gatsby era of fashion furniture and films has inspired The Sydney Fair – Art Deco, Vintage and 20th Century to be held at Sydney 13th – 16th June 2013

Art Deco Style – Art is Life, Old is New, Fashionable & Fun

Art Deco Style – Art is Life, Old is New, Fashionable & Fun

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In the 21st century simplicity of line, nature, economy, quality of materials and fine craftsmanship are preferred; is this innovative or is everything old new?

Detail of the Secession building in Vienna, constructed by Joseph Maria Olbrich. It is one of the best known examples of Secessionist architecture.

Modernism – Design Styles on an International Scale

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The various movements in art design and style we group under the title Modernism was about a revolution in a simplicity of style making new, exciting statements

Deco Dame

Art Deco – A Revolution of Design & Style for the Modern Age

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Art Deco was about integrating contemporary living with art, and turning life into art, against those consciously working for the undoing of art and its purpose was enjoyment.

Postmodern Design & Style – Out of Control Consumerism

Postmodern Design & Style – Out of Control Consumerism

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Postmodernism (1970-1990) ranged from fashion to folly, from the luxurious to the ludicrous, from theory to theatre as it spawned out of control consumerism

The Great Gatsby – A Lost Generation Celebrating Life as Art

The Great Gatsby – A Lost Generation Celebrating Life as Art

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The buzz around the making and release on May 10 of The Great Gatsby movie, with Leonardo DiCaprio, is building to fever pitch as fans grow impatient to see it

The Culture Concept Circle – You Tube Channel

The Culture Concept Circle – You Tube Channel

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On our You Tube Channel you will find our mini-documentaries, which provide an insight into the evolution of art, design, music, fashion and style.

Antiques & Art

Antiques & Art

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An antique is something made in an earlier period and collected and valued because it is rare, old, aesthetically pleasing of high quality or interest. A more generally accepted understanding is furniture and objects over 100 years of age. But this is not strictly true. Today many Associations for antique…

Fitting Form to Function

Fitting Form to Function

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Charles Edward Jeanneret changed his name to Le Corbusier. As a modernist, he was primarily concerned with the least complex method of fitting form to function. His radical plans included replacing the historic centre of Paris with eighteen gigantic skyscrapers. Thankfully in this he failed. His books published between 1923…