"Tales of pioneer hardship and deprivation have been told many times. Yet still we remember in wonder, that people accomplished so much with so little; that men and women with simple tools, their bare hands, and their own inventiveness cleared the land, drained the swamps, made their own clothing and provided their own food. Through all these difficulties God was with them and they wanted their children educated intellectually and spritually." from Norfolk Street United Church history

Friday, December 20, 2013

Art Deco and the Decorative Arts in the 1920s and 1930sMontreal

Montreal Eatons' Restaurant on the 9th floor, ca.1931
This celebration of Art Deco and the decorative arts was lovingly crafted by the specialists at McGill University's Library.

The original in situ exhibit that accompanied this site was crafted for the 10th World Congress on Art Deco.

Here, visitors can browse through the images from the collection organized into categories that include Bon Voyage, Montreal Leisure, Interior Design, and Book Illustration.

Visitors should not miss The Exhibition area as it features a thematic essay about the famous 1925 Paris Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, which set the design world on fire with its promises of modernity and beautiful living.

Visit the site at: http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/artdeco/index.php

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2012. http://scout.wisc.edu/

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