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Breeze, Carla

Overview
Works: 11 works in 60 publications in 1 language and 2,534 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Photographer
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Most widely held works about Carla Breeze
 
Most widely held works by Carla Breeze
American art deco : architecture and regionalism by Carla Breeze( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art deco flourished in cities and small towns throughout America during the 1920s and 1930s. Extremely popular as a statement of modernity and technological progress, art deco movie palaces, dime stores, department stores, courthouses, and schools were ubiquitous in the American landscape. Many of the best examples of the style continue to be used today as important civic and social spaces." "American art deco was unique. Unlike their European counterparts, architects in the United States had "exotic" indigenous cultures for inspiration. Arts such as Navajo chiefs' blankets, Hopi pottery, and Sioux beadwork, characterized by geometric ornament, were easily assimilated into the art deco style. Regionalism - an example of which is the Prairie style, advocated by Frank Lloyd Wright and other progressive architects - also influenced American art deco. America's pioneering and westward migration provided powerful themes and motifs, producing an art deco style with authentic national and regional characteristics." "Two themes bound deco buildings and their decorative schemes together: regional pride, and a growing national symbolism that asserted the buildings' identity as uniquely, independently American. By 1928 art deco skyscrapers, warehouses, manufacturing lofts, apartments, and hotels were being built in all regions of the US, and the ground was broken for many more. Slabs and towers, attenuated pyramids, and innovative pinnacles began to transform many cities into what immigrants had imagined the New World to be - symbols of all that was modern, of the achievements of science, technology, and freedom." "American Art Deco features descriptions - and over 450 color photographs - of 75 lavish and innovative buildings across the country whose exterior features, such as windows, doors, light fixtures, ornament, and interior ceilings, elevator doors, stairways, and ornament, have not been drastically altered or removed. The buildings herein represent those that have maximum architectural integrity, thereby giving us the full scope of this much admired and exciting style."--Jacket
Pueblo deco : the art deco architecture of the Southwest by Marcus Whiffen( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pueblo deco by Carla Breeze( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful color photographs and a descriptive text survey examples of an architecture and design style developed in the southwestern US in the early 20th century. A design style that combines Old West motifs from Indian and Hispanic culture with art deco sensibilities
L.A. deco by Carla Breeze( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York deco by Carla Breeze( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture : the new modern by Carla Breeze( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New modern by Carla Breeze( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New modern : creating living spaces by Carla Breeze( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New modern : creative living spaces by Carla Breeze( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pueble deco the art deco architecture of the Southwest by Marcus Whiffen( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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American art deco : architecture and regionalism
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