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Encyclopedia > Streamline Moderne
Bather's building, now a Maritime Museum at San Francisco's Aquatic Park, 1937, evokes a streamlined double–ended ferryboat
Bather's building, now a Maritime Museum at San Francisco's Aquatic Park, 1937, evokes a streamlined double–ended ferryboat
Judge's tower at San Francisco's Aquatic Park
Judge's tower at San Francisco's Aquatic Park

Streamline Moderne, sometimes referred to by either name alone, was a late branch of the Art Deco style. Its architectural style emphasized curving forms, long horizontal lines, and sometimes nautical elements (such as railings and porthole windows). It reached its height in 1937. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x1152, 324 KB) A judges tower at San Franciscos Aquatic Park Another view San Franciscos Maritime Museum, formerly containing bathers changing rooms for San Franciscos Aquatic Park. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x1152, 324 KB) A judges tower at San Franciscos Aquatic Park Another view San Franciscos Maritime Museum, formerly containing bathers changing rooms for San Franciscos Aquatic Park. ... The Pride of Burgundy, a P&O Ferries car ferry on the Dover-Calais route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and possibly their vehicles, on a relatively short-distance, regularly-scheduled service. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (893x1393, 382 KB)Example of Streamline Moderne style in a judges tower at San Franciscos Aquatic Park. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (893x1393, 382 KB)Example of Streamline Moderne style in a judges tower at San Franciscos Aquatic Park. ... Asheville City Hall. ...


The style was the first to incorporate electric light into architectural structure. In the First Class dining room of the SS Normandie, fitted out 1933 – 35, twelve tall pillars of Lalique glass and 38 columns lit from within illuminated the room. The Strand Palace Hotel foyer (1930), preserved from demolition by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1969, marked one of the first uses of internally-lit architectural glass, and coincidentally was the first Moderne interior preserved in a museum. The Normandie was a French ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire France for Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. ... René Jules Lalique was born in Ay, Marne, France on April 6, 1860, and died May 5, 1945. ... The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A) in London is the worlds largest and finest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4. ...


Notable examples

Long Beach Municipal Airport is located in Long Beach, California, and to a degree, serves Los Angeles, California and Orange County, California. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ... The Vega was a six-passenger monoplane built by the Lockheed company starting in 1927. ... The Strand Palace Hotel is a large hotel on the north side of the Strand, London, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Photograph of Oliver P. Bernard from the Boston Globe Oliver Percy Bernard MC OBE (8 April 1881 – 15 April 1939) was an English architect, and scenic, graphic and industrial designer. ... The Carlu is a historic event space in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Jacques Carlu (July 4, 1890 Bonnières-sur-Seine March 12, 1976 Paris) was a French architect and was respsonsible for decorating the Eaton Auditorium and other venues. ... Eatons was once Canadas largest department store retailer. ... The house in 1947 Burnham Beeches was a house built by Alfred Nicholas in the late 1920s and 30s in the Dandenong Ranges, 40 kilometres from Melbourne, on Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke, Victoria, Australia. ... Sherbrooke is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Harry Norris (1888-1966) was an Australian architect working in Melbourne during the mid 1920s and 1930s. ... Kem Weber (1889-1963) was a furniture and industrial designer, an architect, art director, and a teacher. ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... The History of Santa Monica, California, USA, covers the significant events and movements in Santa Monicas past. ... The Midland Hotel is a famous Art Deco building in Morecambe. ... , Morecambe is a resort town within the City of Lancaster district of Lancashire, England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... A view from the lagoon behind the Museum of Science and Industry, the only in-place surviving building from the 1893 World Columbian Exposition and a National Historic Landmark. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up streamline in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Pan-Pacific Auditorium, June 1981. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Edificio Internacional de Capitalización was a 1935 Streamline Moderne skyscraper located in downtown Mexico City. ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... LZ 129 Hindenburg was a German zeppelin that was destroyed by fire while landing at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey on May 6, 1937. ... Zeppelins are a type of rigid airship pioneered by German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin in the early 20th century, based in part on an earlier design by aviation pioneer David Schwarz. ... Lansdowne House is a house in Berkeley Square, London. ... Berkeley Square in 1830. ... Mayfair is an area in the City of Westminster London, named after the fortnight-long May Fair that took place there from 1686 until it was banned in that location in 1764. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Minneapolis Armory is located in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... Potts Point is a small, densely-populated suburb of inner-city Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... The historic fleet moored at Hyde Street Pier, with Alcatraz and Angel Island in the background. ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... Wan Chai Market, a typical Streamline Moderne architecture The Wan Chai Market was constructed in 1937. ... See Wan Chai District for the broader administrative district that covers Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Happy Valley, etc. ... Houston redirects here. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Location of Alhambra within Los Angeles County, California. ... Interior of the terminal. ... Trylon, Perisphere and Helicline photo by Sam Gottscho The 1939-40 New York Worlds Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964-1965 New York Worlds Fair), was one of the largest worlds fairs of all time. ... The following streets are called Ocean Drive: Ocean Drive (New Jersey), a road along the Atlantic Ocean from Atlantic City to Cape May Ocean Drive (South Beach) in South Beach, Miami Ocean Drive (North Myrtle Beach) Ocean Drive is also a song by the Lighthouse Family Ocean Drive (magazine) is... South Beach A portion of the southern part of the South Beach skyline as seen from Biscayne Bay. ... Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida. ... Brooks Stevens (1911-1995) was an industrial designer, as well as automotive designer, graphic designer, and stylist. ... Ann Arbor redirects here. ... The following streets are called Ocean Drive: Ocean Drive (New Jersey), a road along the Atlantic Ocean from Atlantic City to Cape May Ocean Drive (South Beach) in South Beach, Miami Ocean Drive (North Myrtle Beach) Ocean Drive is also a song by the Lighthouse Family Ocean Drive (magazine) is... South Beach A portion of the southern part of the South Beach skyline as seen from Biscayne Bay. ... Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida. ... Huntridge Theater sometimes know as the Huntridge Performing Arts Theater is a Streamline Moderne building located in Las Vegas, Nevada that is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... Cleveland redirects here. ... 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Influences

Industrial and consumer product design

The style was applied to appliances such as electric clocks, sewing machines, small radio receivers and vacuum cleaners. These also employed developments in materials science including aluminum and bakelite. The Materials Science Tetrahedron, which often also includes Characterization at the center Materials science or Materials Engineering is an interdisciplinary field involving the properties of matter and its applications to various areas of science and engineering. ... Aluminum is a soft and lightweight metal with a dull silvery appearance, due to a thin layer of oxidation that forms quickly when it is exposed to air. ... Bakelite is a material based on the thermosetting phenol formaldehyde resin, polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride developed in 1907–1909 by Belgian-American Dr. Leo Baekeland. ...

Motion Pictures

This article is about the film director. ... Lost Horizon is a 1937 film directed by Frank Capra starring Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, John Howard, Margo, Thomas Mitchell, Edward Everett Horton, Isabel Jewell, H.B. Warner, and Sam Jaffe. ... Stephen Goosson (1889 - 1973) was an American designer of film sets. ... The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ...

See also

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Streamline Moderne architecture

Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Definition A catchall term for various facets of the googie, Streamline Moderne and Art Deco architectural styles. ... The Space Needle, built for Seattles 1962 Worlds Fair GoogIe (with a capital i) redirects here. ... A 1933 Century of Progress worlds fair poster The Century of Progress International Exposition was a Worlds Fair held in Chicago, Illinois from 1933-1934 to celebrate Chicagos centennial. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Worlds Fair is any of various large expositions held since the mid-19th century. ... The Soviet pavilion was crowned with a gigantic statue of Labourer and Kolkhoz Woman, by Vera Mukhina. ...

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Modern architecture, not to be confused with contemporary architecture, is a term given to a number of building styles with similar characteristics, primarily the simplification of form and the elimination of ornament. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Vitebsk Railway Station one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture. ... Future Systems blobitecture design for the 2003 Selfridges department store, was intended to evoke the female sillouette and a famous chainmail dress designed by Paco Rabanne in the 1960s. ... Brutalism is an architectural style that spawned from the modernist architectural movement and which flourished from the 1950s to the 1970s. ... Constructivist architecture was a form of modern architecture that flourished in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and early 1930s. ... The Sydney Opera House - designed to evoke the sails of yachts in Sydney harbour Critical regionalism is an approach to architecture that strives to counter the placelessness and lack of meaning in Modern Architecture by using contextual forces to give a sense of place and meaning. ... De Stijl redirects here. ... Libeskinds Imperial War Museum North in Manchester comprises three apparently intersecting curved volumes. ... Expressionist architecture occurs in architecture when an architect distorts a building or design for an emotional effect. ... Functionalism, in architecture, is the principle that architects should design a building based on the purpose of that building. ... Perspective drawing from La Citta Nuova by SantElia, 1914. ... The Space Needle, built for Seattles 1962 Worlds Fair GoogIe (with a capital i) redirects here. ... An architecture style developed in the 1970s, High Tech Architecture got its name from High Tech: The Industrial Style and Source Book for The Home, a book published in 1978 by Joan Kron and Suzanne Slesin. ... The Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart, Germany (1927) The Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart, Germany (1930) The International style was a major architectural style of the 1920s and 1930s. ... Jugendstil is defined as a style of architecture or decorative art similar to Art Nouveau, popular in German-speaking areas of Europe during the late 19th and early 20th centuries [1]. Jugendstil was also popular in the Nordic countries, where it became integrated with the National Romantic Style. ... Mid-Century modern is an architectural, interior and product design form that generally describes post-war developments in modern design from roughly 1949 to 1965. ... Modernisme in Catalan, (not to be confused with modernism) is the Catalan variant of Art Nouveau. ... Walter Gropius Bauhaus, Dessau For the literary and artistic aspects of this movement, see New Objectivity. ... Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright Organic architecture is a philosophy of architecture which promotes harmony between human habitation and the natural world through design approaches so sympathetic and well integrated with its site that buildings, furnishings, and surroundings become part of a unified, interrelated composition. ... It has been suggested that Prairie Houses be merged into this article or section. ... 1000 de La Gauchetière, with ornamented and strongly defined top, middle and bottom. ... Sustainable architecture applies techniques of sustainable design to architecture. ...

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In fluid dynamics, streamlines are a family of curves that are instantaneously tangent to the velocity vector of the flow.
For instance, the streamlines in the air around a aircraft wing are defined differently for the passengers in the aircraft than for an observer on the ground.
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Differences between the rendering and the exterior of the finished building show that much of the streamlining was eliminated, with the exception of the curved façade at the corner and the curved form of the pylon.
A monumental Streamline Moderne sign perpendicular to the screen structure attracted customers, but the screen structure itself is almost completely utilitarian.To give the screen structure a more substantial-looking base, Lee designed a series of tall ladder-like structures that he covered with translucent corrugated plastic panels.
Streamline forms can still be seen in the sign area and in the porthole window on the right wall.
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