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Author Topic: Interbellum / Interwar era : Design and lifestyle etc  (Read 3723 times)
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« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2016, 12:52:46 pm »



Well, not really my favourite style.  But here is one painted by Diego Rivera to match those other paintings...
Mexico City. Palacio de Bellas Artes: Mural "El Hombre en la encrucijada" ( 1934 ) by Diego Rivera


That is quite a piece


It's all par for the course.  That "Man at a Crossroads" was originally painted in 1933 at the New York Rockefeller Center, and indirectly I've seen it repeated in the decoration styles of some Delicatessen and/ or restaurant around the US who'd claim dome pedigree to New York. When the political subject proved to be too rich for the Americans, the original was erased and Rivera re-painted it in Mexico City, working from photographs.
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« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2016, 01:07:19 pm »

Personally, I find Japanese Art Deco from the 20s and 30's fascinating. Some modern manga illustrators have adopted the style for their graphic novels...

Original Japanese Art Deco illustration



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« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2016, 01:17:35 pm »

The "Taisho Chic" exhibit came through my local art museum and we got a good eyeful of the uniquely Japanese take on Art Deco.

I have a number of volumes about and a number of publications and souvenirs from the 1933 Century of Progress World's Fair in Chicago (considerably more interesting than the 1939 World's Fair in New York, I think).
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« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2016, 02:43:52 am »

Would you care to show a few photos of your excellent collection? Grin
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« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2016, 11:35:25 am »

 I read a book recently: Manchu princess, Japanese spy : the story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the cross-dressing spy who commanded her own Army / Phyllis Birnbaum.

It was  an excellent read about a woman  who was born in pre war china and raised in Japan. She was executed as a spy  after WW2. She had an eventful and colourful life.



 
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« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2016, 08:00:25 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
What a fabulous thread. It's now my favourite reading at Brass Goggles.
So much information!

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2016, 12:33:35 am »


 Good Noon to you  Prof. Cecily.

It was in intriguing and intoxicating era and one  we still have glimpses  of  amoungst us,  if we look deep enough for them

 Who was lucky enough to have an older relative or neighbour with shrine to the "old days" like this

*** I had intended this image


{sadly I didn't actually  know anyone with one of these}


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« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2016, 04:11:47 am »

Would you care to show a few photos of your excellent collection? Grin


Regrettably it appears to be currently archived in some unknown distant wing of the house.  I hope to turn it up soon.

Meanwhile, while hunting through the household archives I found some other gems of the Interbellum years (Shouldn't that be "Interbella" since "wars" is plural?).

These are "House Beautiful" magazines from 1931, little masterpieces of Art Deco high design.  The back covers show more straightforward commercial art (the back cover of the December issue is missing).  One interesting feature is how the tone of the advertisements changes over that year.  As it becomes more and more obvious that the Crash of '29 really did change things and the good times are well and truly over, the ads become more cajoling, even a bit discreetly desperate.  By December the Oneida salesmen are practically begging people to buy silverware because the price is so low even they and their families are loading up on it.  Decidedly an odd tone in such a high-end aspirational magazine.


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« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2016, 05:07:59 am »

I could spend a few hours drooling over those.....
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« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2016, 08:51:06 pm »

A few more things, a leaflet advertising new train service and some sheet music.

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« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2016, 09:49:35 pm »

There's a few places online where you can find fake 30s style travel posters, for locations such as Mars or Tattooine.
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« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2016, 10:34:33 am »

There's a few places online where you can find fake 30s style travel posters, for locations such as Mars or Tattooine.

 That does sound groovy

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« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2016, 02:33:03 am »

Keep digging and posting!! I need mawr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2016, 03:20:50 am »

Surely travel is part of the lifestyle

Pan American Airlines' Boeing 314, Yankee Clipper 1939
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« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2016, 01:34:11 am »

 There are marvelous float planes/seal planes/hydroplanes/ flying boats from that era





 Its a shame  you cant just  do these things spontaneously anymore

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« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2016, 02:53:12 am »

Surely travel is part of the lifestyle

Pan American Airlines' Boeing 314, Yankee Clipper 1939

Certainly:
https://aboutourism.wordpress.com/tag/tourism-ads/






Of course, there were pioneers before there was travel:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Kingsford_Smith
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Lancaster_%28aviator%29
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessie_Miller
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Hinkler


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« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2016, 06:11:55 pm »

Some fashion magazines and catalogues from immediately before and immediately after the Great Crash of '29, and a "Liberty" magazine -- a sort of "Life" and "Saturday Evening Post" imitator and clear evidence of why the world was ripe for the "New Yorker".



Note the different sorts of ads on the back covers: high-toned cigarette and radio ads on the fashion magazines; Gold Medal flour on the "Liberty"; a continuation of the high-toned Art Deco illustration of the Gold Coast of north Lake Shore Drive on the Marshall Field's catalogue; and stoves and ovens on the back of the more middle-market Charles Williams Stores catalogue.

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« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2016, 10:16:23 pm »


 It was an era when aesthetics of design was as important  as function.  I am for ever finding pleasure in op shop and 2nd hand  browsing.
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« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2016, 02:28:13 am »

Also, this was the era of the silent movie, transitioning to talkies later; therefore it was the heyday of the theatre organ:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAYqOlIaPKY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s_vrQ7ZErE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UnOGErzPeA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PygQbt2ios
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« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2016, 03:00:38 pm »

So nice!
Thank you!
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« Reply #45 on: March 12, 2016, 11:14:11 pm »

Soviet fashion magazines, 20-30s

 
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