From the Chrysler Building to cars, design in the early 20th century had a very distinctive style. Join Dr. Kate Holliday, Associate Professor in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs and Director of the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture at UT Arlington, to find out more about Art Deco design and architecture and what it reveals about American culture at the time.
This talk is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art. The exhibition examines American culture from the 1910s to the Second World War and reveals how the American love affair with new technology and mechanization shaped architecture, design, and the visual culture of the United States.
This talk is part of Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Image: Nocturne radio (model 1186), Walter Dorwin Teague (designer), Sparton Corporation (manufacturer), Jackson, Michigan, designed c. 1935, mirrored cobalt glass, satin chrome steel, and wood, Dallas Museum of Art, The Patsy Lacy Griffith Collection, gift of Patsy Lacy Griffith by exchange, 2004.1.a-c