For over 20 years, ADSW has published a quarterly print journal called "Trans-Lux".  Each issue contains articles and news-worthy announcements of general interest to our readership.  These editions are provided as an educational service to our members and copies, either print or electronic, are also distributed widely to interested readers and organizations nation-wide in the greater art deco community. 

This page contains two main sections:
     (1) an archive of issues from years past (see Box to the Right) and also
     (2) links to specific articles that are sorted by various topics (see "Articles" below). 

Trans-Lux Archives

To access PDF's of full-length (30-40 pages) Trans-Lux publications from 2016-2018, use the "Read More" button on the Right.  The individual issues are organized by year.  Click on the Cover Page images to view the contents.

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Articles From Trans-Lux

Click on the images below to view articles on various topics from previous editions of Trans-Lux.  

Architecture & Buildings

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Collecting Deco Antiques

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Book Reviews

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shows & performance

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share your memories in trans-lux november 2022

As the Art Deco Society of Washington marks its 40th anniversary, take a few minutes to share your memories in a special issue of Trans-Lux. Were you there when ADSW was founded? Do you remember the Shark campaign to save the Bethesda Theatre? Do you remember the pre-Congress program ADSW hosted in 2005? Do you remember celebrating Frances Scott's 75th birthday at the Woman's National Democratic Club? Do you remember the fundraiser held on the Dover Harbor? Did you attend the Ball in Historic Terminal A at National Airport? Do you remember the picnics at former president Wes Water's house? Do you remember the fashion show at the National Archives? Do you remember the Expos held in the Mellon Auditorium? Tell us about it. Remember special events, people, and places you visited with ADSW over the past 40 years.

Share up to five memories and five events to add to the timeline by clicking "Share Your Memories" below. IT'S FREE Have more memories than you can share on the registration form? Just send them to [email protected]. Also seeking photos. This is also a good opportunity to share memories of friends and colleagues like Deco Doug Ramsey and Marsha Dubrow who have passed. Open to everyone!

Share Your Memories

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