Art Viewing Adventures: Downtown San Francisco Art Deco (Virtual)
June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In the 1920s, San Francisco was a boomtown, having recovered from the earthquake and fire of 1906. This was the Roaring ’20s when glamour, elegance, and modernity were all the rage following the end of World War I. This feeling was reflected in the design that came to be known as Art Deco—known for its elegant, often geometric, and symmetrical forms and which influenced the look of everything from clothing and cars to furniture and architecture.
This was a time of rebellion and invention when architects broke from classical traditions to design buildings with clean lines that often incorporated designs from non-Western cultures. These buildings perfectly captured the jazzy buoyancy and glamour of this period. Like cities all over the world during the ’20s and ’30s, San Francisco embraced this style and became home to several iconic buildings in downtown.
City Guide Fred Silverman’s program includes six of these buildings: the former Pacific Telephone Building with its Chinese motifs, the art-infused former Stock Exchange and Tower, the Egyptian-inspired Shell Building, a neo-Mayan medical building, the late-Deco Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, and one famous for its lavishly tiled exterior.
(Image: Pacific Telephone building)
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