The Art Deco movement had its beginnings in Paris, at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs which was a showcase for new inspiration and was initially meant to advertise the authority of the French in the creation and manufacturing of luxury goods. With a small, yet faithful following from the early 20th century, Art Deco evolved from nationalism, Art Nouveau, Cubism, Futurism, Neo Classism and modernism, and flourished after World War 1, achieving global popularity between the two world wars, primarily in the jazz age of the roaring 20’s and 30’s. As a result of a civilization ravaged by war and the deprivation and poverty that follows war, intertwined with the hopefulness of the machine age and the new women’s liberation
Forget that the word "Gothic" to dark, haunted houses pale people wearing black nail polish and torn fashion. The original Gothic style was actually developed to bring sunshine into people 's lives, and especially into their churches. It’s best to go back to the very start of the word Gothic. The Goths were called barbaric tribe who held power in several regions of Europe, between the breakdown of the Roman Empire and the materialization of the Holy Roman Empire. This style of architecture was, back then, called the “Modern Style”, and it was a revolutionary influence for all castles, churches and palaces in Europe.
Luhrmann’s 2013 movie is a fine adaptation and uses stylistic tools to maintain the true meaning of Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, however parts of the casting fell short. Fitzgerald’s novel and Luhrmann’s movie both share the same plot. Both are narrated by Nick Caraway, a man from the mid west who moves to New York in hopes fulfilling his American dream. Nick moves into a small cottage out in West Egg. Not far from New York City, West Egg is populated by the noveau riche, whereas East Egg is home to the
DESCRIPTION/SUMMARY: Ieoh Ming Pei, a Chinese American, was one of the most famous architects of modern time. He was famous for his own special style, which is to combine traditional elements with modern designs based on some simple patterns. When he was in college, under the influence of William Emerson, the dean at MIT, he made his interests from engineering to architecture (Boyer 2016). After graduation, he wanted to return China. But because of World War II and post-war revolution, he remained in US and moved to Harvard in 1942.
John Steinbeck is a famous 20th century American author whose books are still widely popular today. John Steinbeck lived from 1902-1968. He was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California, to Ernst and Olive Steinbeck. Steinbeck released his first novel, Cup of Gold, in 1929. At first, the book did not attract much attention.
Art Deco, one of the most influential decorative styles of the early twentieth century, debuted in Paris, France in 1920 . This style, socialistic in content and abstract in form, was not recognised as a distinct art movement up until the sixties. Even today, many art historians argue about the exclusiveness of this style, however, it was not an insubstantial movement and greatly influenced the fashion, architecture, jewellery, furniture, filmography and visual and decorative arts around the world in the twentieth century. This movement was at its peak during the period between the two World Wars as it was a break from the devastation of the war and by capturing the hopes, it served as a source of inspiration for better times ahead. Art Deco
Bauhaus architects rejected extra decorative and wanted to use principles of Classical architecture in their most pure form, without ornamentation of any kind. In general, Bauhaus buildings have flat roofs, smooth façades, and cubic shapes. Main colour schemes are white, grey, beige, or black. Floor plans are open and furniture is functional. Popular construction methods of the time—steel-frame with glass curtain walls—were used for both residential and commercial architecture.
How has artistic style developed from 20th Century graphic design, to Contemporary graphic design? I will be reviewing designs by Paul Rand and exemplifying how postmodern graphic design by Paul Rand has inspired modern designers, as well as justifying how his work is still relevant and popular today. Paul Rand was an American graphic designer and art director from New York. Born 15th August 1914 in Peretz Rosenbaum, Rand grew up in a stern Orthodox Jewish household with his older sister and twin brother. His father, Itzhak Yehuda, was an immigrant from Poland.
Fragmented Humanity -Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient, through the lens of Postmodernism Fragmentation, being the major tool of Postmodernism; the concept of fragmented identity has its due importance. The humanity was in a great search for identity after the World War II. Michael Ondaatje's novel The English Patient reads the pulse of the postmodern era. The idea of fragmentation is dealt exclusively in the novel. The distinct nature of post modernity is analyzed through the various forms of fragmentation employed in the novel.
The novel, “The Great Gatsby” by Scott Fitzgerald, is very interesting due to its symbolism and foreshadowing through objects in the novel. Scott Fitzgerald is a great American writer from the 20th century and well known for his writings of the Jazz Age. The Great Gatsby was written under the historical background of the Roaring 20´s; a period characterized by a consumer society and known for the newly-arisen jazz music. The story is about Gatsby who fell in love with Daisy in their young adulthood, and now 5 years later, Gatsby wants to recover that love story. The problem is that she is now married and society is strictly discriminative, despite the unity of the American Dream for those seeking a better future such as Gatsby.
Fitchat 1 Upton Sinclair Michael Fitchat Kevin Fober AP US History 25 January 2016 Fitchat 2 Upton Beale Sinclair, Jr. one of the most influential writers and muckrakers of the 1900s. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 20, 1878. His family moved to New York when he was 10 years old. Later he attended the college of the city of New York at the age of 14. He wrote short fiction novels for magazines to help pay for college.
At sixteen, he won a prize in a national competition for essays answering the question “Can a good wife be a good sport?” his answer was published in Smart set magazine. With that, he was able to publish again a horror story in Weird Tales. This is the start of his career, entering University of Missouri to study journalism. After publishing so many great works, Tennessee Williams became known as major American playwright of the twentieth century who had received numerous top theoretical awards in his work. He won the Pulitzer Prize for “A Streetcar Named Desire” in 1948 and for “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” in 1955.