November 27, 2017
Register NOW for the ADSW holiday party on December 3, 2017 at the Arts Club of Washington celebrating the life and music of Irving Berlin and take advantage of our Cyber Monday special!
ADSW  is having a Cyber Monday sale!!

With savings of up to 50 percent, Monday is the perfect time to join, renew, or extend your ADSW membership or purchase one or more memberships to give as gifts.
Books are also perfect gift items and we have a variety of books at up to 50 percent off. Books are limited to stock on hand. Remaining quantities will appear on the order form.
Finally, we are offering special pricing for the Holiday Party at the Arts Club of Washington. Remaining quantities will appear on the order form.
All offers good from midnight Monday, November 27th to 12:05 AM, November 28th.
If you are uncertain about the status of your ADSW membership, send an email to Jim Linz.

25 % OFF -- $45 Member $58.25 Nonmember
Join us for an evening reception with open bar and appetizers, followed by a lecture on the life and work of Jazz Age composer Irving Berlin.
The open bar will include a selection of wines, beers, sodas, juices, and mineral waters. Appetizers will include an assortment of cheeses, dried fruit, grapes, berries, assorted crackers, casalingo sausage, sliced prosciutto, cornichons, and sliced baguette.
Dr. Robert Jenner is a local historian and speaker who lectures on a variety of historical and current event topics. Dr. Jenner will speak (and sing) his way through Irving Berlin's life and music (with help from the audience). Mr. Berlin is one of the iconic American composers of the Art Deco era and his works include hits like "Puttin' on the Ritz", "Blue Skies", and "Let's Face the Music and Dance" and he was instrumental in launching the careers of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Berlin also wrote "God Bless America" introduced by Washington native Kate Smith.  
The Arts Club is a new venue for the Art Deco Society. It is housed in the historic landmark home of President James Monroe on I Street in downtown DC. This inviting venue features the original interiors and a warm, comfortable club-like atmosphere with wonderful art work. We think it's the perfect place to kick off the holiday season.
$22.50 individual $32.50 couple
Renew, extend, or give a gift membership during our half-price membership sale. Offer good for one day only and only for 1-year memberships. 

Give multiple gift memberships at this special price. We will followup with you to obtain contact information on the gift recipients.

Washington and Baltimore Art Deco 
$40 --1/3 off + Free U.S. Shipping
The bold lines and decorative details of Art Deco have stood the test of time since one of its first appearances in the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris in 1925. Reflecting the modern mentality along with simple elegance, sharp lines, and cosmopolitan aspirations, Art Deco carried surprises, juxtaposing designs growing out of speed (racecars and airplanes) with ancient Egyptian and Mexican details, visual references to Russian ballet, and allusions to Asian art.
While most often associated with such masterworks as New York's Chrysler Building, Art Deco is evident in the architecture of many U.S. cities, including Washington and Baltimore. By updating the findings of two regional studies from the 1980s with new research, Richard Striner and Melissa Blair explore the most significant Art Deco buildings still standing and mourn those that have been lost.
This comparative study illuminates contrasts between the white-collar New Deal capital and the blue-collar industrial port city, while noting such striking commonalities as the regional patterns of Baltimore's John Jacob Zinc, who designed Art Deco cinemas in both cities.
Uneven preservation efforts have allowed significant losses, but surviving examples of Art Deco architecture include the Bank of America building in Baltimore (now better known as 10 Light Street) and the Uptown Theater on Connecticut Avenue NW in Washington. Although possibly less glamorous or flamboyant than exemplars in New York or Miami, the authors see these structures as typical of the Deco architecture found throughout the United States and well worth preserving.
Demonstrating how an international design movement found its way into ordinary places, this study will appeal to architectural historians, as well as regional residents interested in developing a greater appreciation of Art Deco architecture in the mid-Atlantic region.
The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meiere
$40 -- 1/3 off + Free U.S. shipping

The first monograph published on Hildreth Meière, an artist whose name is not widely recognized but whose work is prominent and well known (St. Bartholomew's Church, Temple Emanu-El, Nebraska State Capitol, National Academy of Sciences, etc.). Directly promoting the extremely popular Art Deco movement in America including the architectural history and decoration, women artists, world's fairs, American mural painting, twentieth-century mosaics and ceramics, the Byzantine revival in America, and American liturgical art.
Large-scale color photographs (created over more than 10 years by the artist's granddaughter, Hildreth Meière Dunn) capture these exquisite works in detail An unsung heroine of Art Deco art and architecture, Hildreth Meière is the artist behind many of the most spectacular mural installations of the mid-20th century. The vibrant, dynamic roundels on the exterior of Radio City Music Hall, the shimmering glass mosaics and stained glass windows at St. Bartholomew's Church, and the exceptional decoration at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis - all are the work of Meière. Meière is particularly known for her personal interpretation of Art Deco, which incorporates Byzantine, classical Greek, and Native American influences.
Meière rose to prominence in the 1920s with two commissions from pioneering architect Bertram Goodhue: the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., and the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln. Her 100 religious, corporate, and cultural commissions are equally noteworthy. This first monograph on the artist, featuring stunning, large-scale color photographs, examines her distinctive Art Deco designs within the context of American art and architecture in the first half of the 20th century.
Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America
$30 -- 40% off + Free U.S. Shipping

Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America is an impressive collection of important essays touching on all aspects of Michigan's architecture and design heritage.
The Great Lakes State has always been known for its contributions to twentieth-century manufacturing, but it's only beginning to receive wide attention for its contributions to Modern design and architecture. Brian D. Conway, Michigan's State Historic Preservation Officer, and Amy L. Arnold, project manager for Michigan Modern, have curated nearly thirty essays and interviews from a number of prominent architects, academics, architectural historians, journalists, and designers, including historian Alan Hess, designers Mira Nakashima, Ruth Adler Schnee, and Todd Oldham, and architect Gunnar Birkerts, describing Michigan's contributions to Modern design in architecture, automobiles, furniture and education.
Merchant Motors: The Art of R.M. Merchant
$25 -- 50% off + Free Shipping 
For almost 50 years, R.M. Merchant has produced stunning designs for automobiles. Drawing for his own enjoyment--and that of his friends--Merchant's work has never been publicly displayed.

What sets R.M. Merchant apart from his contemporaries is that he creates new automobile designs that emulates the styles and techniques of the great automobile stylists and illustrators of the 1920s and 1930s--designers like Alan Leamy, Gordon Buehrig, Harley Earl, and Raymond Loewy.
R.M. Merchant also creates vignettes placing his automobile designs in the types of settings typically portrayed in automobile catalogs and advertisements of the 1920s and 1930s.

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Thanks for your continued support of ADSW.
Jim Linz
Art Deco Society of Washington