Young couple at the Montagne Sainte-Genevieve Dance, Paris 1931 photographed by Brassai
Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater, 1935. Located in Mill Run, Pennsylvania.
Things to think about when studying:
- This is an example of what architectural style? Name at least 2 other buildings that Wright designed that use the same style.
- What is the architectural term for the porches that extend out and away from the main structure?
Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Marlene Dietrich attending a private screening at the home of Paramount executive Jesse L. Lasky, 1933
1930s Art Deco Green Crystal and Diamond Ring, 18K White, $450
Folies Bergere performance, circa 1930
Compartment C, Car two hundred and ninety-three, 1938
Acrylic on canvas
L’Age d’Or | Luis Buñuel | 1930
Peg-Top - Hans Bellmer, c. 1937-52
From the Tate:
This image relates to a plan for a sculpture, which Bellmer never completed. The peg-top was intended to symbolise a woman turning the heads and hearts of men. Bellmer was interested in ideas of fetishism, drawing out sexual associations between inert objects and the body. His best-known works were a series of constructed dolls. Bellmer joined the French Surrealist group in 1938, having left his native Germany to escape the Nazi regime.
“The day of birth for every human being is the start of a lifelong battle to adapt himself to an ever-changing environment. He is usually victorious and adjusts himself without pain. However, in one case out of 20 he does not adjust himself. In U.S. hospitals, behind walls like [those] shown here, are currently 500,000 men, women an children whose minds have broken in the conflict of life. About the same number, or more, who have lost their equilibrium, are at large. Their doctor say they have mental diseases. Their lawyers call them insane.
Mentally balanced people shun and fear the insane. The general public refuses to face the terrific problem of what should be done for them. Today, though their condition has been much improved, they are still the most neglected, unfortunate group in the world. [This photo essay features] pictures showing the dark world of the insane and what scientists are doing to lead them back to the light of reason.”
Pilgrim State Hospital, Brentwood, NY, 1938. (Read more here)