Art Deco Architecture In Rome
Hello, my name is Darrell Chaddock and I'm a photographer, web developer, and graphic artist in Vancouver.
I visited Rome back in the winter of 2006 with the express purpose of photographing some of the Art Deco architecture in the city. A sampling of the resulting photos are displayed here.
Actually what we now refer to as Art Deco was known in it's heyday - the 1920's and 30's - as Modernism, or in Italy as Futurism ( or Rationalism ).
Modernist style was influenced by a wide array of aesthetics ranging from Ancient Mayan, Egyptian, and Greek decorative motifs to Cubist painting and so-called Machine Age symbols. After the mid 1920's it became the dominant design trend in all industrialized countries and was applied to a host of products and forms.
While Art Deco's days of dominance in style has long since receded it remains a much appreciated aesthetic with many people - myself included - to this day.