Your Cart

Art Deco Mailboxes: An Illustrated Design History.

Art Deco Mailboxes: An Illustrated Design History.

Art Deco Mailboxes: An Illustrated Design History.

$26.95

or

Greene, Karen and Lynne Lavelle. Art Deco Mailboxes: An Illustrated Design History. W. W. Norton 2014 95922 Mailboxes and their chutes were once as essential to the operation of any major hotel, office, civic, or residential building as the front door. In time they developed a decorative role, in a range of styles and materials, and as American art deco architecture flourished in the 1920s and 1930s they became focal points in landmark buildings and public spaces: the GE Building, Grand Central Terminal, the Woolworth Building, 29 Broadway, the St. Regis Hotel, York & SawyerÕs Salmon Tower, the Waldorf Astoria, and many more. While many mailboxes have been removed, forgotten, disused, or painted over (and occasionally repurposed), others are still in use, are polished daily, and hold a place of pride in lobbies throughout the country. A full-color photographic survey of beautiful early mailboxes, highlighting those of the grand art deco period, together with a brief history of the innovative mailbox-and-chute system patented in 1883 by James Cutler of Rochester, New York, Art Deco Mailboxes features dozens of the best examples of this beloved, dynamic designÕs realization in the mailboxes of New York City as well as Chicago, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and beyond.
150 color illustrations 160 pp. Pap.

x

Welcome to the Loyalty Points Demo Store :-)

Sign up and receive 5000 pts to test out in our Store.

Earning and redeeming Reward Points

$1
Earns you
5
$1
Redeems to
50

Ways you can earn

  • Product Purchase
  • Refer a friend
  • Share on social media

Learn more about our program