Friday, June 22, 2018

The Friday 56 (134) & Book Beginnings: Art Deco by Victoria Charles & Klaus H. Carl

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.


8879754Synopsis from Goodreads...

Art Deco style was established on the ashes of a disappeared world, the one from before the First World War, and on the foundation stone of a world yet to become, opened to the most undisclosed promises. Forgetting herself in the whirl of Jazz Age and the euphoria of the “Années Folles”, the Garçonne with her linear shape reflects the architectural style of Art Deco: to the rounded curves succeed the simple and plain androgynous straight line… Architecture, painting, furniture and sculpture, dissected by the author, proclaim the druthers for sharp lines and broken angles. Although ephemeral, this movement keeps on influencing contemporary design

Beginning: "Decorative and industrial arts, like all forms of art, are an expression of life itself: they evolve with the times and with moral or material demands to which they must respond."

56: "The monumental staircase and the hall designed by Charles Letrosne were to lend themselves to large and brilliant ceremonies."


Comments: I'm reading about art deco this week. I was thinking about doing a painting inspired by it, but then I also wanted to know more about the it. My beginning is from the introduction, and my 56 is from page 58. What are you reading this week?

24 comments:

  1. Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  2. Hi, Breana!

    I love Art Deco! I hope you share your painting when you've completed it. I'd love to see it!

    Here is mine this week: http://bit.ly/Fri56Tooth

    Have a lovely weekend! x

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    1. It really depends on what it ends up being and when I get it done. So I might eventually talk about it on the blog. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. I hope you are learning lots. This week I have a book that has been on TBR mountain way too long - A Rumor of Bones by Beverly Connor. Happy reading!

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  4. Sounds fascinating, if you are into architecture. And I am. :-) Happy weekend!

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  5. This sounds really interesting. Art Deco is one of my favorite styles. Enjoy! Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. Art Deco is also one of my favorite styles. I don't know why I never read much about it before, but now I'm hooked. Some of the history and influences are really interesting. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. This really sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

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  7. I love looking at art, but I am not much for creating it. This sounds really interesting, and I hope you get lots of ideas from it for your own painting!

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  8. This book sounds fascinating. I hope that you continue to enjoy it. :)

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    1. So far, it's a really interesting read. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. I've always been kinda interested in art deco, so this sound great!

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  10. How wonderful. I hope you have a great experience experimenting with your own art. Happy weekend!

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    1. So far, I'm having a great time making sketches as I read. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Looks like an interesting read. Good luck with your project.

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  12. I love Art Deco designs and would like to read this book to find out more about its creation and influences.

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