ART DECO IN MONTREAL

Posted on September 13th, 2010 by .

Art Deco in Montreal in alive and well, with building façades, lamps and doors, carefully cherished and luckily still standing.  Take a tour. An expert will give you details on the many fabulous examples.

Art Deco is a design style that originated in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century.  Its clean, straight lines were a movement away from the curvilinear mood of Art Nouveau.  Perceived as glamorous – and modern – Art Deco is still an influence today in architecture, furniture and graphic design.  Montréal boasts a university,a market tower (Atwater Market – stop and eat here!), the elegant emporium Holt Renfrew, and many lesser known-but-still-fabulous examples. Art Deco Montreal is one of 30 Art Deco societies throughout the world. The non-profit organization has organized a series of tours that discover the deco design treasures in the city.  For a very reasonable fee ($10!) you can join the group and learn about this influential movement.

Tuesday, Oct. 5  5:30 p.m.

Art Deco treasures of Outremont – Part 1

Parklane Apartment Building, 1360 Bernard Street

Members $5, Non-Members $10.

Tuesday, Oct.26  5:30 p.m.

Art Deco treasures of Outremont – Part 2

Corner Willowdale St. and Vincent-d’Indy Streets.

Members $5, Non-Members $10.

Information: www.artdecomontreal.com,

info@artdecomontreal.com

514-931-9325.

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