On November 14th 2016, the Art Déco de France Association was glad to celebrate the release of Paris Art déco, a book by Emmanuel Bréon.
After World War II, Paris had to adapt to the population boom, the emergence of new needs and a denser transportation network. Shedding its Haussmanian rigour, the French capital sought a new and joyful artistic language with a universal scope: this is how the Art Deco style was born, and then consecrated by the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in 1925. Architects and Interior designers reshaped the Parisian space to build national palaces, ministries, city halls, museums, high schools and student residences, cinemas, theatres, music-halls, banks, department stores, shops and restaurants, swimming pools, parks and gardens, rental property and social housing.
Art Deco was then represented by Robert Mallet-Stevens, Michel Roux-Spitz, Albert Laprade, Roger-Henri Expert, Jacques Carlu, Louis-Hippolyte Boileau, Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann… Paris Art déco is an invitation to explore this exceptional urban heritage, both public and private. It takes you on a route around the capital of modernity, which remains a feast for the eyes.
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