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Art Deco Anonymous Comrade 06/30/2020 (Tue) 07:19:25 No. 11008
http://markluskin.blogspot.com/2011/03/from-archive-dark-deco-by-dr-michael.html?m=1 <the Art Deco enthusiast, like the devotee of Expressionism, is by that interest making a statement about the nature of his or her soul. He or she is impatient with surface images, bored with frippery, and drawn by the weird and the outré. Art Deco portrays the human being as one secretly wishes to be: a kind of _Metropolis_ robot[rix] with a dispassionate, cool, and cruel disposition. Art Deco is never warm, cozy, reassuring; it is glacial and impersonal. Those fearful of, dissatisfied with, or contemptuous of human emotions seek in Art Deco a mirror which will show them - and reinforce in them - only the non-human aspects of their souls. Post pics of your favourite pieces of art deco. Pic related: Hoover building, A40 (Western Avenue), London, England.
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Jubilee pool, Penzance, Cornwall, England.
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Victoria coach station, London, England.
>>11008 >Art Deco is never warm, cozy, reassuring; it is glacial and impersonal. Those fearful of, dissatisfied with, or contemptuous of human emotions seek in Art Deco a mirror which will show them - and reinforce in them - only the non-human aspects of their souls. But I feel exactly the opposite when I look at it. Why is that?
Is art deco the thinking man's brutalism?
>>11074 Maybe it's the "non-human aspects" of the soul being reinforced is itself what is reassuring ? . It's similar to if you think about the immensity of the kosmos you could go either way. You could either be filled with awe at the immensity of it, or with despair at your own insignificance. Same with Platonic forms and neo-Egyptian architecture? . It could be basically a cheap route to the numinous. Just have look at some pics of nice old '30s buildings. To test this theory what is needed is a poll. https://www.strawpoll.me/20491349 I reckon the more people click the "both" answer, then I might be right. >>11075 >I think it's just curvy-er rather than being mostly slabs.
>>11075 Apologies- accidental greentext. It was supposed to be my answer (not a paraphrase of your post.l
>>11080 >>11082 Seems to REALLY like artificial lighting as part of the design too. Don't see that on brutalist structures.
>>11075 >Is an early modernist architectural style similar to one that's explicitly derived from modernism? đŸ˜’
>>11123 >Is brutalism the idiot's art deco? Happy now?
Art Deco is just curvy brutalism, change my mind.
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>>11129 >Art Deco is just curvy brutalism, change my mind. Art deco came first, historically.
>>11124 No; stop comparing everything to brutalism, please.
>>11136 OP again. I wasn't intending a thread about brutalism, but I think it's a good faith question. You have to make comparisons with other artistic movements, to know what is distinct about any artistic movement. *at least we haven't had /pol/ coming out of the woodwork to make comparisons with Italian Futurism**
>>11133 Brutalism is just pointy art deco
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>>11137 eeeEEEyh SPaghETTi futURo MussoLIni il DUce FasCISmo eeEEyyy SI SI SI SI SI SI SI SI SI SI SI SI SI SI SI SI SI SI SI SI SI SI SI SI SI
>>11181 Interesting,those look monumental,and would make the viewer feel small and insignificant, in comparison. But I would say it's in much the same way as a big slabby prison or cop house would.* They would be intimidating to view, but not in a particularly other-worldly way, not in the way that art deco might. I'd suggest this is true of fascist /Nazi aesthetics in general. They basically ripped off what they could from the esoteric, and made it exoteric. I suppose the counter-argument would be art deco ripped off the esoteric too, but in the service of consumerism. I guess it's just a matter of opinion what survives after being recuperated. *Pic-related MI6 building in Vauxhall, London,is an exception, and has more of a deco look to it. But I would argue it's the exception that proves the rule; a deliberate attempt to lull the public .

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