The architectural style of Art Deco is an eclectic artistic and design style (ranging from art to architecture, jewelry, fashion, etc.) that began in Paris in the 1920s, and flourished internationally throughout the 1930s and well into the World War II era. It represents a built visible expression of the period’s enthusiasm and splendor between World Wars 1 and 2. In London, buildings of this era that were inspired by the Art Deco style reflected the refinement, progress and boldness that describe the modern, big-city metropolis age. Even now, many of these Art Deco buildings have yet to lose their spirit and interest, however (like many buildings) they are not properly documented. Thankfully, that is all about to change…should the funding be enough.
For the last three years, Niels Lehmann and Christoph Rauhut have researched and photographed the Art Deco architectural legacy of London. With the help of sponsors and donors, they hope to publish a 216-paged book that will feature over 230 buildings with large-scaled photographs entitled “Modernism London Style.” Should you wish to give to this effort, feel free to click this link to become a supporter and learn more. They are so close to reaching their goal of 4,600€ (now at 3,995€ as of this post) that it would be a shame to see more fantastic and interesting architectural works fail to be respected through documentation before it’s too late.