It was the late 1970’s and I was about to be married, looking around my Salvation Army chic apartment, friends and family wisely assumed those furnishings were not representative of my taste so asked my fiancé and I what we liked. When we told them “anything Art Deco” almost all of them responded with a totally blank face, admitting that they had never even heard of Art Deco! While examples of it were everywhere, it seems to have been widely dismissed by the average middle-class, mid-western American as a soul-less aberration that failed to respect their “old country” heritage. Forty years later (and almost a century after its’ infancy, Art Deco is finally getting the respect it deserves.
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