Art Deco

Monday 21 July 2014

Art Deco

Presented by David O'Loughlin

In 1925 Paris hosted the Exposition Internationale des Arts D√©coratifs et Industriels Modernes. It marked a turning point in design and decorative arts that had origins prior to WW1 but was not shared internationally until this exhibition. The new style, formally named ‘Art Deco’ in the mid 60’s, permeated fashion, music, jewellery, art, automobile design and a plethora of household goods in addition to architecture until it was curtailed by the advent of WW2. This presentation will reveal how the worldwide phenomena of Art Deco exhibited itself in South Australia and more locally – even in your own childhood home.

A founding member and now Convenor of the Adelaide Chapter of the Art Deco and Modernism Society (ADMS), David O’Loughlin is also the Mayor of Prospect and resides in a wonderful example of the period – now on the State Heritage register. Born in Port Pirie, he has studied architecture and project management, practised as a builder and worked extensively within both the private and government construction sectors. David and his wife Alison have travelled the world enjoying everything Art Deco, including some of its more obscure origins.

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Art Deco

Presented by David O'Loughlin

In 1925 Paris hosted the Exposition Internationale des Arts D√©coratifs et Industriels Modernes. It marked a turning point in design…

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