Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ART DECO: Screw Tops

Screw top buttons are a smart and spiffy example of the Art Deco style. I acquired these Bakelite dandies one by one until totting up this set of four in maroon, cherry, deep green and dark brown. Tokens of industry, these buttons reflect the mighty rise of art deco skyscrapers that turned cites of the 1920's into glistening kingdoms. One such masterpiece of architecture is the Chrysler Building, which underwent construction in 1928 and wowed the masses with its godly crown and ambitious magnificence. To this day, it's still one of my favorite buildings in all of New York City.

-Sherbert McGee


"There is nothing more poetic and terrible
Than the skyscrapers' battle 
With the heavens that cover them." 
Federico Garcia Lorca

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