Art Deco and Beyond: Architecture 1920-1950

After World War I (and the pandemic of 1918–20), architects sought a way to be modern, though no one could agree on what “modern” meant. Architecture for the next 30 years was a joy ride through competing visions of what the 20th century should look like. We will look at Art Deco (impossible to define but you know it when you see it), Art Moderne, Modern Classicism, International Style Modernism, and more, and at architecture in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Scandinavia, Japan, and the U.S.—not least New York—in lavishly illustrated lectures. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA). Email sps.cala@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7289.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge about 20th century architecture in the United States and Europe
  • An understanding of Art Deco and other architectural styles
  • Familiarity with the most notable and unique examples of 20th century architecture

Ideal for

  • Art and architecture enthusiasts
  • Art and historic preservation professionals
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.