Église Saint-Augustin, Brussels, Belgium.Photo: © www.sophie-voituron.com.jpg
Russell Street Police Headquarters, Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Art Deco & Modernism Society of Australia
Member organizations of ICADS host a wide variety of in-person and online programs for their audiences throughout the year. This Global Calendar catalogs upcoming events so you can easily see if there are events in your area, online events that you can enjoy from anywhere in the world, or in-person programs in cities you may be visiting.
Halles Du Boulingrin, Reims, France. Photo: Art Deco of Reims and the Cities of the Great East
Every two years Members of the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies convene at the ICADS Biennial World Congress on Art Deco in a city selected for its noteworthy Art Deco architecture. Each World Congress brings together top scholars, global leaders and Deco enthusiasts for a week of lectures, tours, meetings with local governmental and cultural officials, and social activities in historic Deco settings. Learn more about past and upcoming World Congresses here.
56 Levanda Street, Tel Aviv, Israel. Photo: Bauhaus Center, Tel Aviv
Art Deco is a style of design that first appeared in Europe and flourished internationally between the two World Wars. It is often characterized by bold, streamlined, geometric shapes, rich colors, and stylized ornamentation. In addition to synthesizing characteristics from a number of other artistic movements, the style combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. Art Deco emerged as rapid industrialization transformed culture around the world and its design aesthetic touched everything: architecture, furniture, interiors, graphic design, clothing, and many products like automobiles, airplanes and household objects and appliances.
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Cheviot Court, Durban, South Africa. Photo: Durban Art Deco Society