The Deco Diaries

Chronicling the inspiration and creativity of the Art Deco era

Diary Articles

Cabaret Fledermaus Vienna

Cabaret Fledermaus Vienna

Poster for the Cabaret Fledermaus by Bertold Loffler 1907  Cabaret Fledermaus opened in Vienna in 1907, co-founded by a group of artists of the Wiener...

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Metropolis - by Fritz Lang

Metropolis - by Fritz Lang

The 1927 science fiction film Metropolis created by Fritz Lang, is a commentary on the politics, poverty, conflict, and fears for the future during the...

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Jeanne Lanvin - Fashion Designer

Jeanne Lanvin - Fashion Designer

Jeanne Lanvin was a French fashion designer born in Paris in 1867.  She trained as a milliner and opened her first shop in 1889.  Dressmaking was also a...

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Leonora Carrington - Surrealist Artist

Leonora Carrington - Surrealist Artist

Leonora Carrington was a British-Mexican artist and one of the last surviving participants of the surrealist movement of the 1930s. Carrington had an interest in...

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Marching Band Greenwood Avenue Tulsa

Tulsa and Black Wall Street

Marching Band Greenwood Avenue Tulsa, 1920. January 2022 has been a whirlwind and I have struggled to find the time to sit down, gain inspiration...

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Vita Sackville West - Author and Gardener

Vita Sackville West - Author and Gardener

Deco London is celebrating diversity, with Vita Sackville-West. Born Victoria Sackville-West in 1892, Vita was a novelist, poet, diarist, journalist, and gardener, publishing 13 best-selling novels...

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The Great British Lido Revival

The Great British Lido Revival

Pontypridd Lido, built in 1927 recently restored If you haven’t noticed, the British Lido is having a revival, after years left abandoned (and many demolished) in...

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Artist, designer and performer Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Artist, designer and performer Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Dada Head, 1920   Sophie Taeuber-Arp is one of the most important abstract artists and designers of the 1920s and 1930s and...

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Charlotte Perriand, architect and designer

Charlotte Perriand, architect and designer

Charlotte Perriand was a French architect and designer who designed buildings, interiors and furniture.  She is one of the most acclaimed designer to come from the studio...

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