Art Deco Icons - The Orient Express
在通俗文化，參考BBC 的 Art Deco Icons - The Orient Express (第2集的約第28分鐘，https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkGJsNPyR2o&t=833s) ，拿出約1925年的英國建築雜誌，其中大力評判法國的 Art Deco是"未完成的......"，大捧 Le Corbusier 的現代主義。.....
Here are some words from the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover(page 402, chapter 18) by DH Lawrence (planetebook,here):(background: Connie made up her mind to leave Venice, and wrote to Mellors, asking him to send her a letter to Hartland’s hotel, and to call for her on the Monday evening at seven..…）
Sir Malcolm decided to travel with Connie, and Duncan could come on with Hilda. The old artist always did himself well: he took berths on the Orient Express, in spite of Connie’s dislike of trains de luxe, the atmosphere of vulgar depravity there is aboard them nowadays. However, it would make the journey to Paris shorter.
The blue sentence is really hard for me. Now I rephrase it as:he slept on(=took berths) the Orient Express(name of a fast train), in spite of Connie's dislike of train de luxe(means what?)
It is worth noting that the adjectival phrase "de luxe" was, until about the mid-1960s, pronounced in the French way (day-lu:ks) and often post-positional; after that time, it was anglicised, pronounced "dee-lucks" and always prepositional.
by 才用 Art Deco ，法國美國最優，第一次世界大戰 最後一次全面設計Total Style 運動)ˋ
The dominant style in architecture and design of the 1920s and 30s, Art Deco was an exuberant reaction to the austerity of the war years. Characterized by geometric shapes, stylized natural forms and the use of luxurious materials, and inspired by sources ranging from Ancient Egypt to the Ballets Russes, the style rapidly spread from France to Britain, the United States and all over the globe during the 1930s. The fascinating text of this attractive volume charts the various worldwide manifestations of Art Deco to demonstrate with eloquence that the style - though labelled a 'movement' only in retrospect - had an astounding coherence that led to its international appeal. The first ever book to explore Art Deco's pervasive influence in all areas of life, Art Deco Style is illustrated with examples from all over the world, from liners to letter-boxes and lampposts.
BBC Art Deco Icons 3of4 Casa Del Rio
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|Casa del Rio|
|Architectural style||Art Deco|
|Town or city||Newton Ferrers, South Hams, Devon|
Casa del Rio ("House on the River") is an Art Deco house built in 1936 to a Spanish theme, on the banks of the river Yealm at Newton Ferrers, South Hams, Devon, England.
Once owned by the Berkertex family, the house was commissioned by the baker Walter Price, who had visited California in the 1920s, to research the bread trade there, and had met Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford at their house, Pickfair, which served as Price's inspiration.
The house's features include a marble staircase made to look like a piano keyboard, and an outdoor swimming pool, since filled in and grassed over. The exterior is white stucco. A basement bar, pool room and cinema have been added in modern times, in the former garage.
As of 2010, the house was available to rent as a holiday residence sleeping 20. The former servants' quarters are now a separate, ten-bedroom family home. In 2013, a full episode of the BBC programme "Art Deco Icons", presented by David Heathcote, featured the house.
^ Jump up to:a b c d e f "Casa del Rio". Art Deco Icons. Series 1. Episode 3. 2013-01-21. BBC. BBC Four. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
^ Jump up to:a b c d e "Casa Del Rio - A Hollywood Hideaway on the River Yealm in Devon". Devon Life. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
Jump up^ "Casa Del Rio". Cottage Holiday Reviews. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
Art Deco Icons episode