Streamline moderne

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There are many sources of images and information on the style called streamline moderne. The Machine Age In America 1918-1941 by Wilson, Pilgrim and Tashjian (above) is one of several books. The Streamline Era by Reed is another.

Online, here are two “must see” websites that really show the subject well:

Neferteri by Larry Pointer with Rik Hoving

Don’t be distracted by the title, this is an excellent multi-part series showing the origins and then plenty of examples of streamline moderne aircraft, boats and motor vehicles.

http://www.customcarchronicle.com/art-design/neferteri-part-one/ .

At the bottom of each installment, be sure to click on the link to go to the next one.

 

Architecture

“If Art Deco skyscrapers could be thought of as “vertical”, Streamline Moderne buildings typically embraced horizontal massing.”

Excerpt from http://www.decopix.com/about_art_deco_architecture/ .

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