Category Archives: step design

Step Design is Something New

An interesting feature of step design use during the Art Deco period is that even though the ancient source of the inspiration was so obvious, the art, architecture and fashion garments were celebrated as something refreshingly new. Here is a silk painting obviously inspired by recent discoveries of ancient buildings found in the jungles of […]

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Art Deco Design

Here is an image of my design wall at an early stage of my Art Deco study. I grouped images according to influences on the movement, illustrations of why it was known as a ‘total’ style, design features, materials and colours. These are some of the influences on the movement. One of the predominant design […]

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Art Deco In Victoria BC Canada

One of the unique aspects of the Art Deco Movement is it ‘moved’ all around the world. Here in Victoria, where I live, I found some fine examples of well preserved Art Deco architecture.In 1931 Imperial Oil built a 3 tiered garage on the waterfront inner harbour area of the city and topped it with […]

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Madeleine Vionnet and Art Deco

A friend showed me this very interesting book. Its main argument is that Art Deco fashion was greatly influenced by Cubism. I found the argument contrived and not at all convincing but it didn’t stop me enjoying the wonderful images of Art Deco style garments. One of my favourite designers in the book is Madeleine […]

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