Cee’s Fun Foto: Door & Door Knobs

Art Deco Door knob (497x640)

Good morning from a sunny Hastings day.  The wind has died down so it should be a pleasant spring day for us.

As everyone knows I love Art Deco.  At the moment I am living in a house built in the Art Deco style.

Art Deco (/ˌɑrt ˈdɛk/), or Deco, is an influential visual arts design style that first appeared in France after World War I and began flourishing internationally in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s before its popularity waned after World War II.[1] It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craftmotifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colours, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation.

Deco emerged from the interwar period when rapid industrialisation was transforming culture. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. This distinguishes Deco from the organic motifs favoured by its predecessor Art Nouveau.

Historian Bevis Hillier defined Art Deco as “an assertively modern style [that] ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear; it responded to the demands of the machine and of new material [and] the requirements of mass production”.[2]

During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance and faith in social and technological progress.

So for Cee’s challenge this week I decided to show off some of small features of my home – door knobs and doors.

The first photo shows the door handles on all the doors inside the house.  I love how the lines radiate from the actual knob.

Art Deco wardrobe knob (640x469)

These are the door knobs on all the wardrobe doors.

Art Deco do1or  (497x640)

Our front door.

Art Deco Handle (497x640)

Even the front door handle is stylish.

Art Deco Gate (2) (640x477)

I know that gates aren’t strictly doors but even our gates are styled with a sun ray motif.

Art Deco Gate (497x640)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Doors, Door Knobs and Handles

Pegasus is Knocking at the Door

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Door Knobs and Handles




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